Well, this is sad news, but still, there is hope that there could not be any other actor rather than Mads Mikkelsen that can be seen as Gellert Grindelwald after Johnny Depp. The Fantastic Beasts films have finally found their replacement for Johnny Depp.
According to Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, Mads Mikkelsen will be officially taking over the role of the villain Gellert Grindelwald in the series. Mads, who has previously worked in Rogue One, Hannibal, had been the favourite one to take over the role of Johnny Depp as the dark wizard.
The role was originally played by Colin Farrell in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was the first movie on the JK Rowling-penned Harry Potter franchise.
Johnny Depp was asked by Warner Bros to resign from the role following his lost libel lawsuit against The Sun, UK Publication, that alleged that he was abusive toward Amber Heard, his ex-wife.
He had begun filming the third movie of the franchise, reportedly completing one scene before he was forced to quit. Still, the studio had to pay his salary, according to the sources.
Johnny Depp Replaced By Mads Mikkelsen In Fantastic Beasts 3 Officially!
The third movie in the series following the second movie, Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald, is in the stages of production in the United Kingdom. The original date of release of the film of the year 2021, has been pushed back to the month of July 15, 2022.
However, the responses of the fans over this casting news have been mixed so far.
One of the fans wrote on Twitter that Johnny Depp is the only Grindelwald that they accept.
— carpe | JD IS INNOCENT (@silence_exile) November 25, 2020
Another fan wrote, as much as he loves Mads Mikkelson, he is not going to watch the movie without Johnny Depp.
As much as I love Mikkelsen, I'm not going to watch the movie without Depp.
— Pierre_Vic (@VicinityThree) November 25, 2020
Well, as you can see that the fans of the franchise have a little doubt that Mads can make an excellent Grindelwald. Now it is going to be interesting to see how the distinctive Gribdelwald look of Johnny Depp gets applied to Mikkelson.
The details of the plot of the third movie of the franchise are still being kept under wraps, but it is certain that it will be spending some time in Rio de Janeiro.
We will update you as soon anything gets revealed officially.
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