Mads Mikkelsen Is Now The New Grindelwald For Fantastic Beasts 3

Mads Mikkelsen Is Now The New Grindelwald For Fantastic Beasts 3

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen poses as he arrives for the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 24, 2015. Soon after, it was reported that Mads Mikkelsen was in talks to replace Depp as the dark wizard.

Danish actor Mikkelsen, who has recently appeared in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "Hannibal", and "Casino Royale", will play the dark wizard at the center of the action in the "Harry Potter" prequels.

Depp first played Grindelwald in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is now scheduled for a July 15, 2022 release. The first two Fantastic Beasts movies were directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp was yesterday refused permission to appeal against a United Kingdom court decision which upheld claims made by The Sun newspaper that branded him a "wife beater".

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Warner Bros announced the news in a press statement released today.

The Fantastic Beasts films are a spinoff of the Harry Potter series and follow Magizoologist Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne), a young Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law), and Grindelwald more than 60 years before the events of the original book/film series.

Shortly after the decision, that same judge refused Depp permission to appeal against the court's ruling.

Mikkelsen, who also starred in Marvel's Doctor Strange, will be reshooting after Depp previously filmed in the role for one day back in September, before leaving the franchise.

Following his defeat in a newspaper libel case against the Sun newspaper over an article that labelled him a "wife-beater" in reference to Amber Heard. Studios Leavesden. While principal photography has started, a new Grindelwald has been cast after the studio asked Johnny Depp to step down from the role of the Fantastic Beasts heavy after losing a libel case.

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