Rumors that surfaced a couple of weeks ago have been confirmed – Mads Mikkelsen will indeed replace Johnny Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts as Grindelwald. This was officially announced by the film company Warner Bros.
As a reminder, Depp left the franchise earlier this month after losing a lawsuit against The Sun newspaper, which claimed he beat his wife. The actor’s appeal was not accepted for consideration, which indicates his guilt in the violence against Amber Heard, his ex-wife.
Mads Mikkelsen is known for his roles in films such as Casino Royale, Hannibal, The Hunt, and many others. He can also be seen in the popular game Death Stranding. It is reported that the actor can start filming in the third part of “Fantastic Beasts” soon because the release of the picture is scheduled for July 15, 2022.