Mads Mikkelsen supplants Johnny Depp for the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film

Mads Mikkelsen will supplant Johnny Depp as the despicable dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third “Fantastic Beasts” film, Warner Bros. Pictures has declared in a proclamation.

Danish actor Mikkelsen, who has recently showed up in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Hannibal,” and “Casino Royale,” will play the dark wizard at the center of the activity in the “Harry Potter” prequels.

The film, due for release on July 15, 2022, is right now in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, close to London.

It likewise includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller among numerous others.

Depp debuted as Grindelwald toward the finish of the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, yet had a lot bigger impact in the second installment, which charts the wizard’s ascent.

On November 6, Depp wrote in a statement posted on Instagram that he had been asked by Warner Bros. to leave the role.

A representative for Warner Bros., which like CNN is possessed by WarnerMedia, affirmed the news.

Prior in the month, Depp lost a libel suit against the publisher of Britain’s The Sun paper over the publication’s claims that he was a damaging spouse.

Depp referred to the decision in a statement reporting his takeoff and said he intends to proceed with his legitimate battle.

The initial two “Fantastic Beast” films were released in 2016 and 2018, respectively, and there will be five altogether, as per maker JK Rowling.

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