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 installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” series is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, outside of London. No scenes will need to be reshot, despite Depp leaving the film and his role being recast, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The film has, however, been delayed to the summer of 2022 after most recently being scheduled for release in November 2021.Also Read: Johnny Depp Can't Appeal Libel Case Against The Sun, Judge RulesEddie Redmayne stars in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise as wizard Newt Scamander, alongside Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Jude Law and Ezra Miller. David Yates is returning to direct the third film, based on a screenplay from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling inspired by her book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”“Fantastic Beasts 3” will now open in theaters on July 15, 2022, one week after “Captain Marvel 2.” The most recent film in the franchise, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” opened in October 2018 and made $654.8 million worldwide.Mads Mikkelsen most recently wrapped production on “Chaos Walking,” directed by Doug Liman.Mikkelsen is repped by UTA and Art Management in Denmark.Read original story Mads Mikkelsen Will Play Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ At TheWrap
Depp announced that he was asked to resign from his role after losing his libel case in the U.K.
"Hannibal" and "Doctor Strange" actor Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to take on the role of the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 3," replacing Johnny Depp in the role, Variety has confirmed. After playing Grindelwald in the first two "Fantastic Beasts" movies, Depp announced on Friday that Warner Bros. had asked him to […]
Johnny Depp was just dealt a big legal blow in the U.K. — and Amber Heard may have gotten a boost in the court of public opinion.
Writer-producer Bob Gale and co-star Lea Thompson dish "Back to the Future" behind-the-scenes secrets on the day Marty McFly time-hopped into the future.
After months of slipping out of having to actually sit down for the $50 million defamation lawsuit that he launched against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp may have run out of moves. “Plaintiff John C. Depp, II shall …appear for three successive days in counsel for Defendant’s offices in Virginia …or at such other place in […]
Actor Johnny Depp has filed documents at the Fairfax Country, Virginia, court to delay the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, so that he can proceed with filming for his role in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3" in London. Depp sued Heard in March, 2019, over an op-ed piece she wrote […]
Johnny Depp is moving from his tabloid trial to a terrifying role in "Waiting for the Barbarians." What to know about his sunglass-wearing Col. Joll.
Drugs, alcohol, more than half a billion dollars vanished and allegations of domestic violence. These are the makings of a PR nightmare, enough to ruin even the biggest star’s career. But for Johnny Depp, these headlines have become his reality, as the damaged A-lister undergoes a messy trial in the public eye where he has […]
Heard testified for the third day in Depp's libel trial against tabloid that called him a "wife-beater."
Heard said it's "preposterous" she had an agenda marrying Depp, gets grilled about Elon Musk relationship in court.
(Press Association) Amber Heard has claimed she punched Johnny Depp to stop him pushing her sister down the stairs after remembering a “rumour” he had done the same to Kate Moss. The Aquaman actress told the High Court that this “information” was “fresh in my mind” during the alleged incident in 2015, and she reacted […]
(Press Association) Elon Musk offered to provide Amber Heard with “24/7 security” and told the actress “I really like you,” the High Court has heard. The Tesla founder is said to have made the offer in May 2016, during a text message exchange in which Heard, 34, told him she was going to obtain a […]
American actress Amber Heard told London's High Court on Monday her ex-husband Johnny Depp had threatened to kill her many times during years of abuse, denying she had made up her allegations of domestic violence. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publishers of Britain's Sun newspaper, over a 2018 article which labelled him a "wife beater" and questioned his casting in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" franchise. The 57-year-old actor - who played Captain Jack Sparrow in the lucrative "Pirates of the Caribbean" series - told the court last week that all of Heard's allegations of physical and verbal abuse were untrue.
Artist Isaac Baruch, a childhood friend of Johnny Depp’s, told a London court Friday about the day he allegedly found Amber Heard changing the locks to the Los Angeles penthouse she shared with the actor. Baruch was giving evidence by video link from the U.S. on the ninth day of Depp’s libel trial against the […]
Winona Ryder has said she was "shocked, confused and upset" by allegations that Johnny Depp was abusive towards his ex-wife Amber Heard, according to a witness statement provided in support of Depp. The Edward Scissorhands actor is suing The Sun for libel after the British tabloid described him as a "wife beater" and, although Ryder […]
Kate James, Amber Heard's former personal assistant, alleged that Heard had appropriated her story of being a "sexual violence survivor," giving evidence at London’s Royal Courts of Justice on the seventh day of Johnny Depp’s libel trial against the publisher of The Sun newspaper. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers and journalist Dan Wootton for […]
Johnny Depp alleged that his former wife, Amber Heard, stubbed a cigarette out on his face, his bodyguard Malcolm Connolly told a court Tuesday. Connolly, who has worked for Depp for about 16 years, was giving evidence at London’s Royal Courts of Justice on the sixth day of Depp's libel trial against the publisher of […]
Johnny Depp claims he discovered at a meeting with his accountant in 2016 that he had lost $650 million in movie earnings, immediately prior to an incident when he is alleged to have been violent toward his then wife Amber Heard, a court heard on Monday, the fifth day of his libel trial in London […]
Johnny Depp alleged that his former wife Amber Heard or one of her friends defecated in their bed, a court heard on Friday -- the fourth day of his libel trial in London against the publisher of The Sun newspaper. Depp said the incident was "a fitting end to the relationship." Depp is suing Rupert […]