The rumors are true: Mads Mikkelson will replace Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts 3”, Warner Bros. Confirmed Wednesday The casting news comes just weeks after Depp was ousted from the role and resigned at the request of the studio

Danish actor Mikkelson, 55, performed as Dr Hannibal Lecter for three seasons in “Hannibal” on television, Kaecilius in “Doctor Strange” and Galen Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, to name a few of his many credits

Speaking to IGN about the role of Grindelwald last week, he said it was “based on rumors as we speak so I know as much as you do from the newspapers so I’m waiting for that call”

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After losing the court, Johnny Depp resigned as Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts”

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After losing the court, Johnny Depp resigned as Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts”

At Warner BrosJohnny Depp left his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing a libel case in the UK

He didn’t have to wait long for the latest installment in the series, based on books by “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling is currently at Warner Bros produces Studios Leavesden outside of London.It has been postponed for a July 2022 release, postponed from the original November 2021 plan

Depp played Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016) and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018), in which Eddie Redmayne appeared as the quirky “magizoologist” Newt Scamander The Star “Curse of the.” Karibik “had only shot one scene for the latest” Beasts “film before the casting change

Depp lost the franchise gig in early November after losing a UK Libel Case with Ex-Wife Amber Heard The case revealed glaring personal details that Depp brought up in a 2018 article against a British tabloid calling him a “bully” He intends to appeal the court’s decision / p>

Scandalous contradicting statements of both actors about their turbulent years together included the admission of heavy drug use by Depp and allegations of violence on both sides It was apparently all too much for the studio

“I would like to let you know that I was asked to resign by Warner Bros. Because of my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, I respected and agreed to this request,” the actor wrote in a brief statement released in November 6 on social media

Christie D’Zurilla covers the latest entertainment news. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2003 as a USC graduate and has 30 years of journalistic experience in Southern California

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Source: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-11-25/mads-mikkelsen-takes-over-grindelwald-role-after-johnny-depp-departure