Warner Bros recently confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp on Fantastic Beasts in J. Rowling’s Magical World after rumors surfaced that the actor would take on the role of the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald

Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale and Doctor Strange) will appear alongside Jude Law as the young Albus Dumbledore and Eddie Redmayne as the magizoologist Newt Scamander, Alison Sudol and Katherine Waterston as the sisters Queenie and Tina Goldstein and Dan Fogler as “No-Maj” , Jacob Kowalski’s third film has also confirmed the return of Callum Turner, Ezra Miller, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jessica Williams and Victoria Yeates

Confirmation comes after Johnny Depp stepped down as Gellert Grindelwald after Warner Bros. as Gellert Grindelwald asked him to leave the film after losing a libel case against UK Tabloid Die Sonne also directed the actor to The Sun for his legal fees in this case nearly £ 630000 to be paid Depp took the tabloid to court over an article calling Depp “the woman’s bully” after ex-wife Amber Heard alleged domestic abuse allegations The court concluded that Depp was his ex-wife Amber Heard had attacked and rejected his case

The film is directed by David Yates (who directed the first two films and the last Harry Potter films) and is directed by David Heyman, J.K Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis Steve Kloves was also brought on board for the third film to write the script with JK Rowling

The film has already seen various setbacks in production due to the need for rewriting as well as delays due to Covid-19 Fantastic Beasts’ third film is currently due out November 15, 2021 Planned July 2022

I’m Senior Editor of the leading Harry Potter website The Leaky Cauldron (the-leaking-cauldron) org) and had the opportunity to interview people behind the films, plays,

I am the senior editor of leading Harry Potter website, The Leaky Cauldron (org), and had the opportunity to interview people behind the films, plays, books, and products associated with JK Rowling’s Wizarding World Franchise I published my writing in a special ‘Fantastic Beasts’ issue of Newsweek magazine, reported by Global and UK Premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and continues to look for ways to cover the global impact of the franchise

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmapocock/2020/11/27/mads-mikkelsen-confirmed-to-replace-johnny-depp-in-fantastic-beasts-3/