Date: 26th November 2020

Mads Mikkelsen to Replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3.

Mads Mikkelsen is set to play evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, replacing original star Johnny Depp, in "Fantastic Beasts 3", Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday.

Depp quit the franchise after being asked to resign by Warner Bros. earlier this month in the wake of his libel case in the U.K.

The latest instalment in the Harry Potter spin-off is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden outside London. It is scheduled to open on July 15, 2022.

Mikkelsen currently stars in Danish Oscar contender Another Round, and his credits include Casino Royale, Hannibal, The Hunt, and Valhalla Rising.

The latest installment of "Fantastic Beasts" features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, and two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law.

Source: Press Release