The prequel film to the Harry Potter series, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” premiered this weekend, but it’s one of the cast members has fans outraged.

SPOILERS AHEAD.

The film takes place in New York City in the 20’s and will eventually lead up to the big battle between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald that’s talked about in the books. As such, the casting of Grindelwald is incredibly important and will be a high-profile role … a role that’s gone to accused wife-beater Johnny Depp:

Remember him?

Depp’s role in this first film is small and comes at the end in somewhat of a twist, but some fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger at his casting:

Over to you, J.K. Rowling or are we to believe Hollywood is more forgiving of domestic abusers than the NFL?

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