LOS ANGELES:- Johnny Depp was cast in the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel because of his ability to create ‘’iconic’’ characters. David Heyman says Johnny Depp was the ‘’perfect choice’’ to play Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. The 53-year-old actor plays the dark wizard in the follow-up to the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off - which stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander - and the 55-year-old producer has said they chose the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star because of his ability to be both ‘’dangerous’’ and ‘’charming’’.

On how the casting came about, David explained: ‘’It was the end of last year.-CM We filmed it early this year because of availability. What we wanted was an iconic actor to play Grindelwald, because Grindelwald is an iconic character who has a significant place in this story. His ability to persuade the hearts and minds, to persuade people to follow him is essential to this story.’’ And on why he was the right person for the job, he told Collider: ‘’He is dangerous in that way.