With Johnny Depp out of the Fantastic beasts franchise, it was announced last year that Mads Mikkelsen would reprise the role of Gellert Grindelwald.
The actor, who will now put himself in the shoes of one of the most powerful wizards of the Harry potter, opened up to Depp’s succession and revealed that he “would have loved to tell her about it” first, but things moved really quickly.
He said Time: “I mean, obviously they were going to do the movie, and obviously he wasn’t involved anymore. But I didn’t have a dog in that fight.
“And I don’t know what happened [in his private life], and I don’t know if it was fair, that he lost his job, but I just knew the show was happening, and I would have loved to tell him about it if I had the chance, but I just didn’t. not know in this sense.
“But they called me and they were obviously in a rush, and I loved the script and so I said yes. And I know that was controversial for a lot of people, but that’s how it goes. happens from time to time. “
He previously explained how his Grindelwald would be different from how Depp portrays the wizard and explained that he wouldn’t try to continue what he did with the character.
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“I’ve been a fan of Johnny Depp since I saw him in my youth, and trying to bring his intensity and his way of doing it into my work is forbidden.
“I have to find mine, because hers is unique, and I just have to let it be, and find a different path.”
Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled for summer 2022.
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