According to the American Hollywood insider website “Deadline”, Mads Mikkelsen is in conversation with Warner Bros. for the role of Grindelwald. After Johnny Depp stepped down last week. This news should please fans of the film series “Fantastic Beasts”, which belongs to a world around Harry Potter.


For the role of Grindelwald, the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was the choice of David Yale, director of the film series. The fact that this selection comes from Yale could also make Mikkelsen one of the favorite actors for Warner Bros. Even if this news should be a cause for joy for fans of the Fantastic Beasts film series, the third part could be very different from all previous films. So every actor brings his personal touch to a role.

Fantastic Beasts 3 with a new Grindelwald

The actor Johnny Depp took over in the first part “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (original title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and in the second part of the film series “Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald's Crimes” (original title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) the role of Grindelwald. Now Depp resigned from this last week.

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In a statement on Instagram, the actor said: “I want you to know that Warner Bros asked me to step down from my role as Grindelwald on Fantastic Beasts. I respected this request and agreed to it. "

In the stories of the film series Fantastic Beasts, Gellert Grindelwald, as his full name is, is known in a magical world as a feared black magician. The films take place in the potteric past long before Lord Voldemort was bestowed this title.

The shooting of the film Fantastic Beasts 3 was originally supposed to start in March of this year. However, due to the corona pandemic, filming was postponed.

The third part of the film series takes place some time after the exciting events in Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald's Crimes. According to initial reports, the Second World War is said to play a major role in this. However, these have not yet been officially confirmed.


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