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Mads Mikkelsen recalls the “chaotic” process of replacing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ with Johnny Depp

Mads Mikkelsen has said it was “chaotic” to decide whether to replace Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

Actor now plays Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore Secrets after Warner Bros. asked Depp to leave the franchise in 2020.

Depp lost his libel case against The Sun in November 2020, launched after the newspaper described the actor as a “wife striker” over allegations from his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp claims he denied firmly.

Depp then addressed the case of The Fantastic Beasts in your account Instagram in a statement responding to “recent events,” explaining why it was leaving the franchise.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mikkelsen now recalled how the producers gave him just two days to make the decision to play Grindelwald.

“It was pretty chaotic,” Mikkelsen said of that period, during which he watched the first two films and read the script for Secrets, which he called “a great story.”

“You do not want to copy anything that I did [Depp]it would be a creative suicide, “the actor said,” even if it were [un papel] it’s perfectly done, you want to do it with you. But you still need to build a bridge of some kind between what happened before. “

Mikkelsen also clarified the comments made in a previous interview in which he said he wanted to talk to Depp, which the first person says was exaggerated.

“I did not like, ‘Oh let me talk to him,'” Mikkelsen said. “It would be great to touch tires, ‘clean the room’ in a way. Maybe I’ll see it in the future.”

In a three-star review of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, NME wrote, “It’s a great time when the majestic castle slips into the frame. Ultimately, we don’t spend much time there, which is frustrating.”


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