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Entertainment Mikkelsen to replace Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3

11:40  26 november  2020
11:40  26 november  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is to replace Johnny Depp as the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film, Warner Bros has announced.

Mads Mikkelsen wearing a suit and tie: Mikkelsen is also known for his role in the television series Hannibal © Getty Mikkelsen is also known for his role in the television series Hannibal

Depp was forced to quit the role after losing his libel trial against The Sun earlier this month.

It comes after a judge refused him permission to appeal against the ruling, which found claims he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard to be "substantially true".

Mikkelsen is known for his role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter in US television series Hannibal.

The 55-year-old has made his name playing villains, such as Le Chiffre in Bond movie Casino Royale and Kaecilius in Marvel film Doctor Strange.

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He has also starred in Danish dramas such as The Hunt and A Royal Affair.

Grindelwald was played by Depp in the first and second films in the series and he had been due to reprise the role in the third Harry Potter spin-off.

Karlheinz Bohm wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Pic: Warner Bros © Rex Features Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Pic: Warner Bros

Depp had only shot one scene in the new movie, according to Variety, meaning re-shoots should be minimal.

It was the 57-year-old's involvement in the franchise that led to the court case.

He sued News Group Newspapers Ltd over a story which questioned JK Rowling's judgement in casting him, with the article labelling him a "wife beater".

Mads Mikkelsen et al. sitting at a table: Mikkelsen in Casino Royale. Pic: Eon/Danjaq/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock © Rex Features Mikkelsen in Casino Royale. Pic: Eon/Danjaq/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock

The three-week trial in July heard evidence from Depp and Heard about their volatile marriage.

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Mads Mikkelsen is our new Gellert Grindelwald! According to Entertainment Weekly and Indiewire, the Danish actor is confirmed to replace Johnny Depp as the dark wizard in Harry Potter spin-off " Fantastic Beasts 3 ."

“ Fantastic Beasts 3 ” is currently in production in the UK. According to a source familiar with the project, Depp had shot just one scene as Grindelwald before leaving the film, so Mikkelsen would not need to replicate much footage. The role of Grindelwald is very much in Mikkelsen ’s wheelhouse for playing

After losing the case, Depp revealed he had been asked to resign by Warner Bros and that he had agreed.

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The third movie in the series - which has been delayed due to COVID-19 and the Depp court case - is set for release in July 2022.

Filming is now under way in the UK, with Eddie Redmayne starring again as Newt Scamander, Jude Law playing a young Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter author JK Rowling co-writing the script.

The movie - which will be set in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil - is directed by David Yates, who oversaw four Harry Potter movies and the first two Fantastic Beasts films.

Bond star Mikkelsen says 'it's a shocker' to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts .
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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