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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 […]

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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Author: Just Jared

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…