Mads Mikkelsen’s First Look as Grindelwald Leaves the Internet

Just a day after WB (Warner Media) released a snapshot Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion, Mads Mikkelsen’s first look when Grindelwald was posted online. A glimpse of what’s to come Fantastic Beasts 3 introduces Mikkelsen’s version of Grindelwald, previously played by Johnny Depp.

In November of last year, Depp was replaced by Mikkelsen after the ex lost his allegation lawsuit before The Sun regarding his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations. Depp is said to have only filmed one scene in the new film and he will receive a full ‘eight figure’ salary despite not appearing in the final footage.

A broader look at Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald can be seen with the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts 3, is expected to drop on Monday, December 13.

Fans want Johnny Depp rehired for Fantastic Beasts 3


Ever since Johnny Depp was asked to resign Fantastic Beasts 3 by Warner Brothers, a legion of fans came to his defense. Over the past few months, fans have lobbied for the WB to hand Depp back to the role of the villainous witch.

However, in November 2020, Mads Mikkelsen was cast in the role, and it’s clear that the WB won’t waive their decision.

Meanwhile, fans of the Fantastic Beasts franchise are divided over the appearance of Mikkelsen and Depp as the first time Grindelwald has taken the Twitter by storm.

@IndieWire Warner Brothers fired a serious abuse victim/survivor at the hands of his ex-wife, who then falsely accused him of abuse, despite overwhelming evidence. prove him innocent, while still using his abuser/false accuser. Consumers have power and we must demand justice.

@DiscussingFilm Love Mads, but wish they kept his look. Also, I’m not sure how firing Depp will help Rowling given her well-written short stories.

@DiscussingFilm Better than Depp. Still the wrong way WB concluded the Depp/Heard situation, but this is a much better development tbh

@DiscussingFilm Mr. Mikkelsen is a great actor. Mr. Depp IS Grindelwald to me. Don’t watch, the miracle is over for me after this injustice.

@DiscussingFilm Mads would be great in the role, but I certainly wouldn’t see this movie in theaters. Johnny depp deserves better. Warner will burn

@DiscussingFilm Don’t consider Mads a bad actor or anything, but I can’t accept what happened to Depp, and I can’t respect this.

Fans of both Depp and Harry Potter Franchising also debated the WB not firing Amber Heard from Aquaman 2, finished filming earlier this week. This has resulted in every ad for an upcoming DC movie trending with ‘#FireAmberHeard.’

What does Mads Mikkelsen say about replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald?


The WB said it approached Mikkelsen a week after it asked Depp to step down from the film. Mad Mikkelsen (56 years old) told The Times:

“…he’s not involved anymore. But I don’t have the dog in that fight. And I don’t know what happened (between Depp and Heard, and with WB), and I don’t know if it’s fair. saying, he lost his job… and I’d love to talk to him if I had the chance, but I just don’t know him in that sense.”

The Another round the star, during the promotion of his previous film, also added:

“I don’t want to copy what Johnny did. I think he’s a master actor, so copying him would be a creative suicide. My ideas are different and the interface is a bit too. It’s a bit different, but we’ll have to wait for the movie’s release (next year) to find out.”

While Johnny Depp’s supporters are annoyed with Warner Media about him being fired and without Amber Heard, most don’t have any grievances with Mikkelsen taking on the role. Mads Mikkelsen’s First Look as Grindelwald Leaves the Internet

Aila Slisco

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