Mads Mikkelsen Talks “Fantastic Beasts” 3

It’s been almost a month since the news broke that Mads Mikkelsen would be replacing Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. Many fans are curious about how Mikkelsen will take on this role and are still reeling from the news.

Mikkelsen opened up to about the surprising moment when he received a call to replace Johnny Depp for this role.

No, this is the tricky part. We’re still working it out. There has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I’m going to do. And at the same time, I also have to make it my own. But also, we have to find a few links [to the previous version of the character] and some bridges so it doesn’t completely detach from what he’s already masterfully achieved.

Mikkelsen shares his excitement in the interview for this role since Grindelwald’s character is extremely interesting to him. This isn’t the only interesting character Mikkelsen has tackled, though. In 2016, Mikkelsen portrayed Kaecilius in Marvel’s Doctor Strange as well as the scientist Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

If you’re still unsure about the casting and want to see him in action some more, another Mikkelsen film to check out this month will open in limited theaters on December 11 and be available on-demand on December 18. Mikkelsen plays a teacher in this film, Another Round. We see his character take on a social experiment, and it looks to be an intriguing ride. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.



He certainly adds a unique flair to each of his characters, and his upcoming role as Grindelwald is something to be excited about after seeing what he can do on-screen. What’s your favorite role Mikkelsen has taken on? Let us know!


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Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.