Since Johnny Depp’s “resignation” from the Fantastic Beasts franchise Warner Bros. has been seeking out a replacement with rumors circulating that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. Now ther’s no question that Depp’s replacement is indeed Mads Mikkelsen with confirmation for the role of Gellert Grindelwald just having been released. This supports a recent update from Mikkelsen’s fans stating that he was only “waiting for the phone call” for it to be finalized.
The Hannibal and Casino Royale actor now accompanies the head actors of the franchise such as Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and Katherine Waterston for the upcoming 3rd installment to the Fantastic Beasts Franchise. The film is currently in production with the release date scheduled for July 15th 2022. In which case fans of the series will have to wait a while for proof that Mikkelsen is the right man for the job.
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