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

12:40  26 november  2020
12:40  26 november  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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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

I went to see Fantastic Beasts 2 expecting more adventures of magical Steve Irwin. Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald in FB 3 (and possibly farther?) Officially passed the number of actors that Depp plays crazed characters that insanely run around breaking things. At no point have I ever seen

Warner Bros Pictures has confirmed Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen will take over the role of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts film.

Mads Mikkelsen wearing a suit and tie: Composite image showing Mads Mikkelsen in Casino Royale and Johnny Depp in a Fantastic Beasts poster. (Sony Pictures/Warner Bros.) Composite image showing Mads Mikkelsen in Casino Royale and Johnny Depp in a Fantastic Beasts poster. (Sony Pictures/Warner Bros.)

Depp stepped down from the role after losing his high-profile libel case against the Sun newspaper over an article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

Danish actor Mikkelsen, 54, rose to prominence as shady banker Le Chiffre opposite Daniel Craig in his debut 2006 Bond film.

He also played Dr Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal, and starred opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange.

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Mads Mikkelsen has been confirmed to take over the role of Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 from Johnny Depp . Warner Bros confirmed the news that the character would be recast following Johnny being asked to step down from the role. Johnny , 57, had played the role of Grindelwald since

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Known for playing villains, Mikkelsen has also shown great range playing more sympathetic characters in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt and the forthcoming Another Round.

Mads Mikkelsen wearing a suit and tie: Actor Mads Mikkelsen poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Arctic' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Actor Mads Mikkelsen poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Arctic' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

In the Harry Potter universe, Grindelwald is an immensely powerful evil wizard, who is regarded as second only to Voldemort.


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Depp, 57, said he was asked to step down from the franchise by Warner Bros following his legal defeat. He was refused permission to appeal against the judgement last week, but has been given until 7 December to apply directly to the Court of Appeal.

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Mads Mikkelsen is reportedly in negotiations to replace Johnny Depp as villain Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 . The Danish star has emerged as favourite to take over the role after Depp , who played Grindelwald in the first two films in the Harry Potter prequel series, was forced to quit the

Read More: Johnny Depp Resigns From ‘ Fantastic Beasts ’ Role At The Request Of Warner Bros.; New Sequel Gets Delayed To 2022. Deadline reports that “Hannibal” actor Mads Mikkelsen is the top choice to take over the role of Grindelwald in the next installment of the “ Fantastic Beasts ” franchise.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Johnny Depp and Ezra Miller on their own Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald character poster. (Warner Bros.) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Johnny Depp and Ezra Miller on their own Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald character poster. (Warner Bros.)

Warner Bros has given Fantastic Beasts 3 a release date of July 2022. Production is under way in the UK, having been disrupted first by the pandemic and then by the uncertainty caused by Depp’s trial.

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Fans had initially hoped Colin Farrell, who played a version of Grindelwald in 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, would replace Depp but his The Batman commitments have ruled him out.

Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in the film while Jude Law stars as Albus Dumbledore.

Mads Mikkelsen’s next film Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, was recently named Best Film at the London Film Festival. Its release was delayed by the latest England lockdown.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022.

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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