The Fantastic Beasts family has found their new Gellert Grindelwald. Earlier it was played by actor Johnny Depp; however, due to some reasons, Mad Mikkelsen will be taking the role. Previously, it was announced that Fantastic Beasts’ creators have decided to remove Johnny Depp from the third installment. And so a new replacement was needed, which they finally have (Mads Mikkelsen). Even though Depp will not be seen in the movie, he did receive his hefty payment for doing just a scene.
The Fantastic beasts 3 is a Fantasy film based on the story by J.K Rowling. David yates helms the film, whereas Rowling and Steve Kloves serve as the screenwriter. It is the third film in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise and ninth in the Wizarding World Franchise. Fantastic Beasts has always been a favorite, especially people who love magic and Rowling’s stories. The second part was entirely focused on Grindelwald, and the character was played by Depp back then. However, this time the fans will have some other taking over Depp’s role. But, Knowing Mikkelsen’s performances, we know he will play Grindelwald just like the fans want it.
Mikkelson’s Other Performances
The new Gellert Grindelwald is a very popular face in the entertainment town. Mads Mikkelsen is known for many great shows and movies. His credits include the Bond movie Casino Royale, where he played the villain, Le Chiffre opposite Daniel Craig. Also, he was seen as the evil villain in Doctor Strange, portraying Kaecilius. Apart from movies, Mikkelsen is also seen as Hannibal Lector in NBC’s show ‘Hannibal.’
It seems like the evil and fiend type of roles really suit Mikkelsen. And that might be one of the reasons why he is the right choice for playing Grindelwald.
Earlier, there were rumors that Mikkelson will be replacing Depp. But, Mikkelsen reported that he is still waiting for the call (for the role). However, now, it is officially confirmed, and it looks like Mikkelsen finally got that call.
Depp’s Exit From The Movie
Even though the fans were horrified after Depp’s news leaving the film, it was something the creators had to do. The film’s creators asked Depp to resign from the film after he lost the lawsuit he filed against the UK tabloid, ‘The Sun.’
In a statement in their paper, Sun accused Depp of being a ‘wife-beater,’ to which Depp reacted. Depp’s marriage with ex-wife Amber Heard has been a hot topic in the news for a long time now. This has caused a lot of problems for both the parties affecting them personally and professionally.
The case was put to an end when Judge Andrew Nicol ruled out his judgment and concluded that Depp’s lawsuit could not be succeeded.
After his exit from the movie, Depp did receive his complete salary, which he would have received after completing the film. Also, he had shot one scene for the film before he made his exit. We believe Mikkelsen will reshoot it soon.