Mads Mikkelsen on the possible return of Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts

Mads Mikkelsen addresses the potential return of Johnny Depp for a possibility Fantastic Beasts 4 Movie. Depp made his debut in the film series The Living Wizarding World of director J.K. Rowling with a cameo role as Gellert Grindelwald in David Yates. Fantastic monsters and where to find themand then shined in the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Depp was also ready to reprise his role in the third film, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets. But in November 2020, the WB asked the actor to resign after he lost a defamation case against the British tabloid, the sunwhich he described as a “wife beater” amid an ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard. in the same month, Hannibal Replaced by star Mikkelsen.

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Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets It premiered in March 2022, and became a commercial and critical disappointment. However, Mikkelsen emerged as a scene stealer, earning praise for his uniqueness and largely unique performance as the dark magician. Meanwhile, Depp’s lawsuit against Heard proved successful, as a seven-member jury in Virginia ruled allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence untrue. Fourth movie in Fantastic monsters The franchise wasn’t green-lit, but Depp’s recent victory in the libel case against Heard has led many to wonder if he’ll come back to take on the role as Grindelwald after Mikkelsen’s return.


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Now, in a new interview with LimitMikkelsen has opened up about whether or not Depp could come back as Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts 4. As the actor notes, he’s unsure of any updates, but given the legal developments, there’s a chance Depp will return to the franchise. Mikkelsen, however, is not averse to the idea. calls himself “A big fan of Johnny” He recounts his experience wearing his shoes. Read what he said below.

“It was pretty scary. Obviously, well, the trajectory has now changed — he won the case, the court [case]- So let’s see if he comes back. He can. I’m a big fan of Johnny. I think he’s a great actor, I think he’s done a great job. Having said that, I couldn’t copy it. There was no way I could just copy them, because they are too many. It would be creative suicide. So, we had to invent something else, something that was mine, and build a bridge between me and it. So yeah, it was scary. His fans were very cute, but they were also very stubborn. I didn’t interact with them much, but I can understand why their hearts were shattered.”

Although the legal issues surrounding Depp are at least partially resolved, that doesn’t necessarily mean he could return as Grindelwald in the future. Fantastic monsters Movie. Depp may not want to cooperate again with the World Bank due to the lack of support he faced in the defamation case. In addition, the villainous Mikkelsen Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets The role has been widely appreciated, so replacing him now that Depp is available would be a huge disdain for the former’s talents. Finally, Grindelwald’s rework will once again leave viewers confused. Counting Colin Farrell Percival Graves among the recasts, Grindelwald has already been changed three times between films, so returning the role to Depp will shake up the inconsistent franchise even more.


Mikkelsen clearly has a lot of respect and appreciation for Depp’s work; He highly honors his performance as Grindelwald, which is why he didn’t try to do it again. Instead, he added his own role to the character to keep the legacy of Depp’s work alive while offering a fresh perspective on the beloved villain Wizarding World. Mikkelsen has already made his mark on the character, and despite a few critics, viewers have generally embraced his darker, more deranged opponent. While bringing Depp back for a possible sequel to Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets Satisfying quite a few commenters on his social media, it would pretty much disrupt any sense of cohesion in the movies while to the detriment of their co-stars. Depp has already signed on to direct an Al Pacino movie, and he’s also starring no favorit, while Mikkelsen settled well into his role as Grindelwald. So it might be better to leave things as they are rather than force changes to the franchise and end up making things messy.


Source: Deadline

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