Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been chosen to interchange Johnny Depp within the upcoming third movie within the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Warner Bros. mentioned on Wednesday. Mads, 55, who is understood for his position as serial killer Hannibal Lecter within the U.S. tv collection Hannibal, will play the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald within the spinoff film from Harry Potter writer J.Okay. Rowling.
Johnny was compelled to exit the position earlier this month after dropping a libel case in Britain towards a tabloid newspaper that branded him a ‘wife beater’. The three-week trial in July heard proof from Johnny and his former spouse Amber Heard a few tempestuous marriage marked by violence on either side and of heavy consuming by Johnny.
Johnny, who had earlier begun manufacturing on the third Fantastic Beasts film in London, mentioned he was requested to go away by Warner Bros. Mads additionally performed roles in motion films Doctor Strange and Casino Royale in addition to taking roles in Danish dramas corresponding to The Hunnt and A Royal Affair.
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The Fantastic Beasts films, primarily based on the magical adventures of Newt Scamander, are set some 60 years earlier than the Harry Potter movies however characteristic a number of of the identical key characters once they had been youthful. The third as but untitled film within the collection is ready for launch in July 2022.
The first two of the 5 deliberate Fantastic Beasts movies earned $1.5 billion on the world field workplace, in accordance with Box Office Mojo.
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