Danish actor, Mads Mikkelsen, is “in talks” to replace Johnny Depp’s Grindlewald in the upcoming third Fantastic Beasts film. Depending on how the third outing does at the box office, a fourth and fifth Fantastic Beasts movies are also in development at Warner Bros. Studios.
The whole controversy with ex-wife Amber Heard has had fans online angered and frustrated with the news. Last week, Johnny Depp took to his Instagram account to announce that Warner Bros. had asked him to “resign” from playing Grindelwald. In a recent article from Variety, Depp lost a libel case against News Group Newspapers, which he sued in British courts for a 2018 article in The Sun called Depp a “wife-beater.” Judge Andrew Nicol wrote that he found the defendants had proved that what they’d printed was “substantially true,” a finding that gives significant cover for other UK journalists to characterize Depp incomparable fashion.
The third Fantastic Beasts was one of the many films that was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Depp left the project after shooting one scene. However, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that Depp will get a full salary for his compensation. The studio intends to release Fantastic Beasts 3 in theaters on July 15, 2022.
Mads Mikkelsen is no stranger to joining nerdy franchises like the Wizarding World. Most fans would recognize some of his past works like Doctor Strange, Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Hannibal.
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Source: Popcorned Planet