Mads Mikkelsen Reportedly “In Talks” to Replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Mads Mikkelsen Reportedly “In Talks” to Replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts‘. Recently, Actor Johnny Depp revealed that he had been asked to resign as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series starring Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law by Warner Bros. Since then, the studio and Director David Yates have been scrambling to find a replacement for Depp and may have found the new Grindelwald in Doctor Strange and Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen.

The exclusive report was shared by Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. who shared, “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 to keep on track a picture that recently moved its original November 12, 2021 release date to summer 2022. The cast led by Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law are already shooting.”

This is a developing story and has yet to be confirmed by the actor or Warner Bros. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Fantastic Beasts!

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