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.