Mads Mikkelsen will be replacing Johnny Depp as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beast 3.
The confirmation comes from the Warner Bros.
The studio in a press release on Wednesday said that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third “Fantastic Beasts” film.
The third installment of the Harry Potter spinoff based on the JK Rowling fantasy franchise is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden outside of London.
The other cast of the film includes Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law.
As being reported, Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Hannibal, Casino Royale) had been the top choice to replace Johnny Depp.
Depp had played the role of Grindelwald in the first two installments but was compelled to leave the film after losing a major libel suit against News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun earlier this month in the UK.
The studio set a new release date for Fantastic Beasts 3, July 15, 2022, after Depp’s departure.