Mads Mikkelsen Officially Starts Shooting for Fantastic Beasts 3 as He Replaced Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald
Last Updated on February 13, 2021 by
Johnny Depp was asked to resign from his iconic role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series. This incident took place when Depp lost a lawsuit that indicated that he was an abusive husband, made by his ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor had one scene in the iconic Fantastic Beasts series due to this episode. So as it looks now, Mads Mikkelsen has already replaced Johnny Depp. The reality of Mikkelson replacing Depp from the iconic role of Gellert Grindelwald already began to sink in the sets of Fantastic Beasts 3.
Mads Mikkelsen Over Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3
Johnny Depp was asked to resign from the role of Grindelwald in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Mads Mikkelsen is chosen to perform this character. In an interview with the Associated Press, he has been present in the sets for a week, and it has been a soulful experience for him. He has also praised the director David Yates for giving him such a lovely opportunity to work with such an amazing set of people.
During such interviews, he has not talked with Johnny Depp regarding the Grindelwald role. However, the actor hopes to connect the gaps between the two different Grindelwald’s and give justice to the role.
Mads Mikkelsen is a killer casting choice for the film regardless of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s situation. But there should not be a comparison between Johnny Depp and Mads Mikkelsen since both are extremely prolific actors.
The actor has performed in several roles, such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Stars Wars spinoff Rogue One, which has been remarkable. He has already proven himself as a proper villain who would make him a perfect Grindelwald. But, surprisingly, such a prominent role would have a shift in the character. A proper and unique role is required in order not to disrupt the flow of the film.
Grindelwald has already made quite a prominent mark on the wizarding world. Unlike Voldermort in the Harry Potter film series written by J.K. Rowling, the audience is extremely familiar with the words and speech of the character. While both the villains have been charismatic in their own ways, Grindelwald is recognized by many people.