Johnny Depp’s Possible ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Replacement Mads Mikkelsen Calls Casting a ‘Rumor’

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Author: Just Jared

Mads Mikkelsen is reacting to the rumor that he is taking over the role of Gellert Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts movie.

“Oh, that is on the rumor basis as we speak,” Mads told IGN. “So I know as much as you do from the newspapers. So I’m waiting for that phone call.”

In early November, it was revealed that Mads was in talks to take on the role. Now, it appears as if that may not actually be happening.

We found out that Johnny was being replaced after he was forced to resign after the verdict in his Amber Heard trial.

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

Jude Law Comments on Co-Star Johnny Depp’s Exit from ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

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Jude Law is opening up about his co-star Johnny Depp‘s exit from their upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts 3.

Depp was asked by the studio to resign from the film amid the drama happening in his personal life.

“It’s an enormous film, and there are many, many layers to it. It’s probably one of the biggest productions I’ve ever worked on,” Jude told Entertainment Tonight. “And in a situation like this, you defer to the studio. That’s all you can do. Because you have to turn up and play your part.”

“It was unusual for me because, in fact, on this particular role, Johnny had actually only done a day’s filming, I think, on his own,” Jude added. “In a franchise like this, it’s the studio and the company that make the big decisions. And you have to go along with those, because we’re just a member of the team.”

The movie is currently in production and an acclaimed actor is already in talks to play Grindelwald.

Mads Mikkelsen In Talks To Take Over Johnny Depp’s Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Author: Just Jared

Mads Mikkelsen just might be the new Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.

Deadline reports that the 54-year-old actor is currently in talks to take over the role from Johnny Depp, who departed the film franchise after losing his libel case against The Sun earlier this month.

Warner Bros. revealed earlier last week that they had asked Johnny to resign after the outcome of his trial was revealed, and he did.

The studio released a statement and said, “Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

Many names have been floating around about who would replace Johnny, including Colin Farrell, who was Grindelwald in disguise in the first film, and even Jamie Campbell Bower, who played the young version of Grindelwald in a Harry Potter franchise flashback and the second Fantastic Beasts film.

Mads is best known for his roles in Doctor Strange as Kaecilius, Hannibal and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

He also recently wrapped filming on Chaos Walking opposite Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

It was just recently revealed how much Johnny got paid for only working one day on the film. See how much here…

Mads Mikkelsen In Talks To Replace Johnny Depp In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Author: Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Put Mads Mikkelsen atop the list of actors being considered to replace Johnny Depp in the David Yates-directed Fantastic Beast 3, the third installment of the Harry Potter spinoff based on the JK Rowling fantasy franchise. Sources said he is Yates’ choice to play Grindelwald and he is in early talks. The aim is […]

Johnny Depp will earn over $10M for one scene in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Author: Lee Brown

Johnny Depp will still get paid more than $10 million for the third “Fantastic Beasts” movie — despite filming only one scene before being dumped in disgrace over his “wife-beater” court ruling, according to a report. The 57-year-old actor was forced out on Nov. 3, a day after a UK judge ruled that a UK…

Johnny Depp Is Making a Huge Salary for Filming One Scene for ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

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Author: Just Jared

Johnny Depp was asked to resign from his role as Grindelwald in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts 3, but a new report claims he’ll still make his full salary.

THR reports that Warner Bros. “will be on the hook for Depp’s full salary, even though he only had shot one scene since production began on September 20 in London.”

Johnny‘s contract for the movie was a “pay-or-play” one that means he gets his full salary, whether the movie is made or not. ScreenRant says that he will make $10 million for the movie.

More details about Johnny‘s resignation from the project were also revealed in the report.

We have the list of the 20 biggest movie star paydays of all time and Johnny is on the list for one of his films.

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Moves to 2022, New Details About Johnny Depp’s Forced Resignation Revealed

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Author: Just Jared

The third Fantastic Beasts movie has been moved from November 2021 to July 22, 2022 amid the news that Johnny Depp would be recast after he was forced to resign from the movie.

THR is now shedding light on what happened, and everything was “prompted by a U.K. judge dismissing Depp’s defamation claims,” which saw the UK newspaper The Sun calling Depp a “wife beater.” The site added that, “the judge’s ruling makes it a lot easier for news outlets to use similar depictions when referring to Depp’s stormy two-year marriage to actress Amber Heard, creating a PR headache for the studio.”

The studio allegedly wanted to wait until the trial’s decision was handed down before making their final call.

No word yet on who will play the role of Grindelwald in the third film at this time.

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Will Now Open In July 2022 Following Johnny Depp’s Exit

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Author: anthonypauldalessandro

We can report that Warner Bros is releasing Fantastic Beasts 3 on July 15, 2022. The studio had indicated following Johnny Depp’s dismissal from the project on Friday that the film was headed for a summer 2022 release. The pic’s previous release date was November 12, 2021. The threequel occupies a mid-July spot where a few Harry […]

Sharon Osbourne Says She Understands Why Johnny Depp Had a ‘Volatile’ Relationship with Amber Heard

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Sharon Osbourne is speaking out about Johnny Depp‘s situation and the legal battles he’s currently involved in following his split from ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 68-year-old television personality said on The Talk this week that she understands what Johnny went through as she had similar issues in her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne.

“It takes two to tango. And, I think they had a very vulnerable relationship. I think they’re both as bad as each other. She gave him as good as she got,” Sharon said about Johnny and Amber.

“I think that they were both drinking…it’s a volatile relationship. I had a relationship like that with my husband at one time. I would give him what he gave me. He’d shove me. I’d shove him back. And some people are like that,” Sharon added. “If there is enough love, you work through it with help. But there obviously wasn’t that love to keep them together. I understand why he did sue…whatever went on, only those two know.”

Johnny just dropped out of an upcoming movie, at the request of the studio, because of everything that’s going on with his legal battles right now.