Mads Mikkelsen thought about replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets and suggested the actor might return.
At the start of principal photography for Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s SecretsWarner Bros. made an unprecedented move and replaced Johnny Depp with Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald due to Depp’s high-profile legal battles.
Will Johnny Depp return as Grindelwald?
Johnny Depp has won his libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, with the actor making plans again after his brief exile from Hollywood. Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets earned a modest $400.5 million at the box office, unknowing where Warner Bros. Discovery will take the franchise next. However, if there’s another installment, Mads Mikkelsen said on “Coffee With…” that Depp could end up returning:
“It was very intimidating. Obviously, well, now the course has changed – he won the case, the court [case]- so let’s see if he comes back. He could. I’m a huge Johnny fan. I think he’s an amazing actor, I think he’s done a fantastic job. That said, I couldn’t copy it. There was no way I could just copy him, because that’s so him. It would be creative suicide. So, I had to find something else, something that belonged to me, and build a bridge between him and me. So, yes, it was intimidating. His fans were very, very nice, but they were also very stubborn. I didn’t interact with them much, but I could understand why they were heartbroken.
Here is the synopsis of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets:
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows that the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is about to take over the wizarding world. Unable to stop it on his own, he tasks magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead a fearless team of wizards, witches and a brave muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter beasts old and new and collide. to the growing legion of Grindelwald followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore stay on the sidelines?
Directed by David Yates from a script written by JK Rowling and Steve Kloves, the film stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston and Mads Mikkelsen.
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