There are quite a lot of changes in the works for Warner Bros’ upcoming Fantastic Beasts film. Johnny Depp was asked to resign from the franchise, and the release date of the third Fantastic Beasts movie, untitled as of yet, was pushed back to 2022, with a new Gellert Grindelwald. It is said that Danish actor, Mads Mikkelsen, may be stepping in to reprise the role of the Wizarding World’s most meniacal, magical madman.
Although it’s not a done deal, Mikkelsen has a strong chance at clutching the role, according to Deadline:
There has been speculation on a number of thesps, but I hear that Yates is a big fan of Mikkelsen and that the Danish actor is the guy they are trying to lock in. He most recently wrapped the Doug Liman-directed Chaos Walking. Stay tuned.
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