Mads Mikkelsen Reveals If He’s Spoken to Johnny Depp About ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Author: Just Jared

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was recently confirmed as the replacement for Johnny Depp‘s character Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 and now he’s opening up about playing the role.

In an interview with AP Entertainment, Mads confirmed that he has not spoken to Johnny about taking the role.

“No, I don’t know him,” he said (via The Independent). “I’ve met him once. I wish I had his phone number, but unfortunately that’s not the case.”

He added, “There’s nothing else I can do, to be honest. The only approach I can have is connect the bridge between what he did and what I’m gonna do and then we’ll see what lands.”

Mads previously discussed the film and said, “Job wise, it’s obviously super interesting and nice. It’s also a shocker that it came after what happened, which is just super sad. I wish both of them the best. These are sad circumstances.”

Find out how much money Johnny is making for Fantastic Beasts 3, even though he only filmed one scene that won’t be used.

Johnny Depp Heads To UK Court Of Appeal In Bid To Overturn Momentous “Wife Beater” Libel Ruling

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Author: Jake Kanter

Johnny Depp may have lost the battle, but he still thinks he can win the war. Depp is heading to the UK Court Of Appeal in a bid to overturn a High Court verdict last month that The Sun did not libel the Pirates of the Caribbean actor by describing him as a “wife beater.” […]

Mads Mikkelsen Breaks Silence Over Taking Over Grindelwald Role From Johnny Depp

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Author: Just Jared

Mads Mikkelsen is opening up about taking over Johnny Depp‘s role in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3.

The 55-year-old actor stepped into the part after Johnny parted ways with the film and Warner Bros. after he lost his libel case against The Sun earlier this year.

Mads was first rumored to take over the role in early November, but then denied the reports. Now that it has been confirmed he would step in, the Hannibal actor is opening up about how the role will change a bit.

“Well it’s going to be me, so that’s a difference,” Mads shared in an interview with EW. “This is the tricky part. We’re still working it out. There has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I’m going to do. And at the same time, I also have to make it my own.”

He added, “But also we have to find a few links [to the previous version of the character] and some bridges so it doesn’t completely detach from what he’s already masterfully achieved.”

Mads also spoke about the circumstances in which he took over the part.

“Job wise, it’s obviously super interesting and nice,” he shared. “It’s also a shocker that it came after what happened, which is just super sad. I wish both of them the best. These are sad circumstances. I hope both of them will be back in the saddle again really soon.”

Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production and will be released July 14, 2022.

Petition To Axe Amber Heard From ‘Aquaman 2’ Receives Upwards 1.5M Signatures Following Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Departure

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Author: Alexandra Del Rosario

An online petition urging studio personnel to axe Amber Heard from the upcoming Aquaman sequel has received more than 1.5 million signatures. Created by Jeanne Larson, the petition crossed the signature milestone after Deadline reported that Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp in the latest Fantastic Beasts film and is addressed to executives at both […]

Warner Bros. Officially Confirms Mads Mikkelsen as Johnny Depp’s Replacement in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

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Author: Just Jared

It’s official – Mads Mikkelsen has joined the Harry Potter franchise!

The 55-year-old actor will be replacing Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3, Warner Bros. announced via IndieWire.

Johnny departed the film franchise after losing his libel case against The Sun earlier this month.

Mads is best known for his roles in the TV show Hannibal and movies Casino Royal and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He also recently wrapped filming on Chaos Walking opposite Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Fantastic Beasts 3 – also starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, and Jude Law – is currently in production outside of London.

If you missed the news, Johnny is still making a massive salary for the third movie.

Johnny Depp Denied an Appeal in ‘Wife Beater’ Case in the UK

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Author: Just Jared

Johnny Depp previously lost his legal battle in the UK, where he sued a publishing company for libel after being called a “wife beater” in The Sun.

The 57-year-old actor and his legal team vowed to appeal the decision, but the initial appeal has been denied by a judge as the case doesn’t have “a reasonable prospect of success,” according to Deadline.

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Johnny must also pay an initial £628,000 legal costs to The Sun owner News Group Newspapers.

The next step for Johnny is to take the cast to the Court of Appeals.

After Johnny lost the trial, he was asked to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and a replacement is already rumored to have been found.

Johnny Depp Denied Appeal In “Wife Beater” Libel Case

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Author: Tom Grater

Johnny Depp has been denied an initial appeal over a UK court’s verdict earlier this month that The Sun did not libel the actor by describing him as a “wife beater.” The explosive case culminated November 2 with a judge decreeing that the tabloid’s use of the phrase in a 2018 article about his relationship with […]