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Fantastic Beasts 3 Recast Has Mads Mikkelsen As Top Choice To Replace Depp As Grindelwald

'Fantastic Beasts 3' might cast Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald as he is the front runner in replacing Johnny Depp in the film series. Read to know more details

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Fantastic Beasts 3 is an upcoming fantasy film in the Wizard World franchise. Johnny Depp played dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the previous films. But the actor has stepped down from the role after he was asked to resign from the franchise. Warner Bros. will recast the character and now Hannibal fame Mads Mikkelsen is said to be the front runner for it.

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Mads Mikkelsen in talks to replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts

According to a recent report in Deadline, Mads Mikkelsen is considered as the top choice to replace Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films. He is currently in early talks with Warner Bros. Mikkelsen is said to be the choice of Fantastic Beasts 3 director David Yates to portray the character ahead. The reason behind the fast casting is to keep the project on track after its release date delay.


Por essa ninguém esperava 😱 Mads Mikkelsen, ator conhecido por interpretar Hannibal na série da NBC, está em negociação para interpretar o vilão Gellert Grindelwald em Animais Fantásticos 3! Por conta da batalha judicial entre Johnny Depp e Amber Heard, que está acontecendo nos últimos dois anos, as decisões judiciais desse mês foram o pivô para que a Warner convidasse o ator a se retirar da franquia. Segundo a Revista Deadline, Mads está em um a conversa com a Warner Bros para protagonizar os próximos filmes da saga, mas ainda não se sabe se o ator será a escolha final para viver esse vilão, porém, muitos fãs da saga estão divididos. #animaisfantasticos #cinema #filmes #madmikkelsen #johnnydepp #harrypotter

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Earlier, Johnny Depp essayed the antagonist, Gellert Grindelwald in the first two movies. The actor was originally set to reprises the character again in Fantastic Beasts 3. But Warner Bros. asked him to resign from the series, a few days after Depp lost his libel case against The Sun tabloid over its 2018 article alleging, he was a “wife beater” to Amber Heard. He mentioned in a statement that he respects the request and agreed to depart from the series.

Johnny Depp reportedly shot only one scene for Fantastic Beasts 3 when it began production in September in London. However, the actor will get his full salary which is around $10 million due to his contract. Depp signed to play Grindelwald in nearly five Fantastic Beasts movies.

Now as Mads Mikkelsen is the front runner he would appear in other films, too, becoming an integral part of the Harry Potter spinoff.  It is said that filmmaker David Yates is a big fan of Mikkelsen and that the Danish actor is the guy the makers are trying to lock-in. Colin Farrell was among the lead fan choice as he has already depicted Grindelwald in disguise. But due to his scheduling conflict, as he is filming The Batman, Farrell cannot replace Johnny Depp.

Also Read | 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Release Date Delayed To 2022 Following Johnny Depp's Departure


See it to believe it. #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now playing in theaters.

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Fantastic Beasts 3 cast has Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Callum Turner, Alison Sudol, and Jessica Williams. The screenplay is co-written by J. K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, from a story by Rowling. The movie is currently scheduled to release on 15 July 2022.



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