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Entertainment Mads Mikkelsen confirmed to replace Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'

09:50  26 november  2020
09:50  26 november  2020 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

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Mads Mikkelsen is confirmed to replace Johnny Depp as main antagonist Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film. Earlier this month, Deadline cited unnamed sources saying that Mikkelsen was director David Yates’ first pick to replace Depp , whom Warner Bros. asked to resign

Mads Mikkelson is to replace Johnny Depp as rogue wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series, Warner Bros have announced. Depp left the franchise earlier this month after losing a libel case over a 2018 newspaper article which called him a "wife beater". Mikkelson, a Danish actor

Mads Mikkelsen will officially step into the shoes of the villain wizard Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 3" after Johnny Depp resigned from the franchise.

Mads Mikkelsen wearing a suit and tie © Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Mads Mikkelsen

Warner Bros. confirmed rumours of the actor's casting in the film in an official statement released on Wednesday. Deadline was the first to break the news that the "Hannibal" star was the top choice to replace Depp after the latter lost his libel case against The Sun in London High Court's ruling earlier in November.

"Fantastic Beasts 3" is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the U.K. Mikkelsen was director David Yates' choice to play Grindelwald as he is a fan of the actor. Prior to the confirmation, the Danish actor even hinted at his involvement with the film when he did not outright deny the rumours. Instead, he said that he is just waiting for the call that he got the part.

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Warner Bros. is wasting absolutely no time in replacing Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3 . Mere days ago the actor According to multiple reports, Mads Mikkelsen is at the top of the list to take over for Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 . The sequel is already filming, which is most

Fantastic Beasts 3 takes place a few years after Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald, where we learned more about Miller's character's backstory. Mikkelsen has already proved he can be just as dashing as he can be villainous in Casino Royale and Hannibal, so this is a fine choice for the role.

Despite the quick turn-around in finding a new actor to play Grindelwald, fans are still hesitant to watch the movie without Depp. The studio asked him to resign from the franchise after the U.K. court agreed with The Sun that he was a "wife-beater" during his tumultuous marriage with ex-wife Amber Heard.

Their decision to let the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star go prompted netizens to boycott "Fantastic Beasts 3" and to further call for #JusticeforJohnnyDepp.

"I'm reconfirming my plans to boycott this franchise #JusticeForJohhnyDepp," one Twitter user wrote.

"I feel this won't be doing his career any favours. The movie was already blighted by various issues before WB decided, wrongly, to fire Depp whilst retaining Heard for Aquaman & then lied about their reasons. I certainly won't be watching this dumpster fire," another commented on news of Mikkelsen's casting.

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Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is set to replace Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 , it has been reported. According to Deadline, Mikkelsen is in talks to join the cast of the third instalment of the Jk Rowling-scripted fantasy series, which had been derailed by the failure of Depp ’s

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been chosen to replace Johnny Depp in the upcoming third film in the " Fantastic Beasts " franchise, Warner Bros. said on Depp was forced to exit the role earlier this month after losing a libel case in Britain against a tabloid newspaper that branded him a "wife beater."

"Nothing against this actor personally, but we've now lost all interest in @FantasticBeasts @wbpictures. We'll spend our money elsewhere. No Depp=No dollars. Removing Johnny Depp from the film killed it," one fan wrote.

Mikkelsen has yet to respond to his casting as Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 3." He is expected to be in London soon to start shooting. Warner Bros. moved the film's release date to July 15, 2022 after Depp resigned.

Mads Mikkelsen wearing a suit and tie: Mads Mikkelsen talks about Rogue One reshoots Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty © Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Mads Mikkelsen talks about Rogue One reshoots Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty

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Mads Mikkelsen has spoken for the first time about his "shocker" replacement of Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film. © Getty Mads Mikkelsen has taken on the role of Gellert Grindelwald following Johnny Depp's departure from the Fantastic Beasts franchise The Danish actor was confirmed for the role of Gellert Grindelwald in November, just a few weeks after Depp lost his high-profile libel trial against The Sun newspaper and was forced to quit the franchise. © Rex Features Depp appeared in the first two films in the series.

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