Major warning for spoilers ahead. We’re about to discuss the major twist that comes at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, in cinemas today. Seen the film? Ok.
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
Colin Farrell IS Johnny Depp!
Yes! Percival Graves, the character played by the great Colin Farrell, is merely a disguise for the villainous Grindewald, played (as we’ve known for a few weeks) by the not-so-great Johnny Depp. That means every scene of the film in which we think we’re watching this mysterious Graves fellow… we’re actually watching one of the most infamous dark wizards in history!
This is how the big reveal was written by J.K. Rowling. The line Grindewald mutters to Newt as he walks away (fairly inaudible due to Depp’s terrible delivery) is “Will we die, just a little?” What could it mean?
Thanks to some pesky iPhone owners, we have two low-res images of Depp as the character now available. He looks pretty silly, but not terrible. We can only pray Rowling writes Depp a role in the Beasts sequels that utilises the few positive aspects of his performing (he has been good in the past).