Mads Mikkelsen has officially replaced Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie.

Although Mikkelsen recently claimed it was just a “rumor,” the news was confirmed on Wednesday before Entertainment Weekly.

There were no further details in the report, but the move comes after Depp, 57, moved to Instagram on November 6, and revealed he was “asked by Warner Bros.” Resignation. From the role of Grindelwald, who played him in 2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and 2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Production on Fantastic Beasts 3 began on September 20 in London, although the studio waited to see how Depp's defamation lawsuit against British tabloid The Sun would end.

Production for Fantastic Beasts 3 began on September 20 in London, although the studio waited to see how Depp’s defamation lawsuit against the British tabloid The Sun

It also comes after news that Depp has been denied permission to show his “wife’s defamation” loss in the Supreme Court, after they discover that the story of beating his ex-wife Amber Heard was “pretty much true”.

Meanwhile, Danish actor Mikkelsen is said to be director David Yates’ top choice, according to him final date, As the sequel is still well on its way to its 2022 summer release date.

Production began on Fantastic Beasts 3 on September 20 in London, although the studio waited to see how Depp’s defamation lawsuit against the British tabloid The Sun would end.

When a British judge ruled in favor of the post – which Depp sued for referring to it as a “wife’s racket” in connection with his relationship with his ex-wife Amber Heard – Warner Bros decided to cut ties with the veteran actor.

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Depp shot only one scene from the sequel, although his “pay or play” contract allows him to keep the entire $ 10 million he paid for the role.

Take charge: Warner Bros.  What time is Johnny Depp replacing Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, with Mads Mikkelsen hoping to take on the role?

Take charge: Warner Bros. What time is Johnny Depp replacing Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, with Mads Mikkelsen hoping to take on the role?

Resignation: Depp took to Instagram to reveal that he had been asked to resign by Warner Bros.  From the role of Grindelwald, who played 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Resignation: Depp took to Instagram to reveal that he had been asked to resign by Warner Bros. From the role of Grindelwald, who played 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The actor also has a defamation lawsuit against Heard in Virginia, which required the actor to be in court for three consecutive days in November, which would also have changed the schedule for the filming of Fantastic Beasts 3.

The studio notified the production that Depp was being discontinued November 5, according to The Hollywood ReporterOne day before Depp announced his resignation.

Reenactment: The studio released a brief statement shortly thereafter, indicating that the role of Gellert Grindelwald would be re-cast.

Reenactment: The studio released a brief statement shortly thereafter, indicating that the role of Gellert Grindelwald would be re-cast.

The studio released a brief statement shortly thereafter, indicating that the role of Gellert Grindelwald would be reprized.

Johnny Depp will leave the Fantastic Beats franchise. We thank Johnny for his work in the films so far, ‘the statement began.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently being produced, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be reworked. The film will be showing for the first time in theaters around the world in the summer of 2022.

The Slide: Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald's crimes have fallen dramatically, making $ 159.5 million domestically and $ 654.8 million worldwide

The Slide: Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald’s crimes have fallen dramatically, making $ 159.5 million domestically and $ 654.8 million worldwide

Mikkelsen has risen to star in recent years with major roles as Hannibal Lecter in the TV show Hannibal, and Galen Erso in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Depp appeared as Grindelwald with a surprise appearance at the end of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

He returned to star alongside Eddie Redmain’s Newt Scamander and Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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