Mads Mikkelsen has been confirmed to take over the role of Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 from Johnny Depp.
Warner Bros confirmed the news that the character would be recast following Johnny being asked to step down from the role.
Johnny had played the role of Grindelwald since 2018, having taken over from Colin Farrell, but was asked to resign after losing his libel trial with ex-wife Amber Heard.
Mads had been hotly tipped for the role, but as recently as last week he had claimed to be in the dark about whether he had been approached for the job.
The Chaos Walking star told IGN: ‘Oh, that is on the rumour basis as we speak.So I know as much as you do from the newspapers. So I’m waiting for that phone call.’
Johnny had announced his resignation following the ruling in his libel case, when a judge determined there was ‘overwhelming evidence’ he had assaulted his ex-wife.
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