Mads Mikkelsen is Officially Cast In Fantastic Beasts

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The show will always go on! After rumors, Mads Mikkelsen is officially replacing Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, per Deadline!

Warner Bros. confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon. Mikkelsen will take over the role of ¬†Gellert Grindelwald from Depp. Depp’s legal woes were responsible for the studio asking him to leave the film.

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Fantastic Beasts 3 is already in production. With the main villain now cast, the ball can really get rolling. Stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law are returning for the sequel to 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Look for the film to hit theaters on July 15, 2022. 

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Written by Melodie Aikels

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