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Mads Mikkelsen plays Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

ByReiss Bowler

Jun 7, 2021

Mads Mikkelsen plays the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, replacing original star Johnny Depp, in “Fantastic Beasts 3,” Warner Bros. announced. on Wednesday.

depp quit the franchise after being announced by Warner Bros. earlier this month. was asked to resign in the wake of his libel suit in the UK

The latest installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” series is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, outside London. No scenes need to be re-shot despite Depp leaving the film and recasting his role, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. However, the movie is postponed until summer 2022 after it was most recently slated for a November 2021 release.

Also read: Johnny Depp cannot appeal against libel suit against The Sun, judge rules

Eddie Redmayne stars in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise as wizard Newt Scamander, alongside Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Jude Law and Ezra Miller. David Yates returns to direct the third film, based on a screenplay by ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling, inspired by her book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

“Fantastic Beasts 3” will now hit theaters on July 15, 2022, one week after “Captain Marvel 2.” The most recent film in the franchise, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” opened in October 2018 and grossed $654.8 million worldwide.

Mads Mikkelsen most recently packaged production on “Chaos walking”, directed by Doug Liman.

Mikkelsen is represented by UTA and Art Management in Denmark.

Read original story Mads Mikkelsen plays Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ At TheWrap