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Fantastic Beasts: Mads Mikkelsen reacts to rumours on replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald

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James Bond actor, Mads Mikkelsen has reacted to the claims that he has been lined up as a possible replacement for Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Warner Bros Fantastic Beasts 3.

Recall that Depp who has played the role in Fantastic Beasts 1 & 2 was asked to step down earlier in November after losing his high-profile High Court libel trial against The Sun newspaper earlier this month.

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Depp informed his fans on Instagram the “I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request.”

Rumours of his replacement brewed five days after, with Mikkelsen, a known movie villain, tipped to be the new Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off movie.

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Reacting to the claims, the actor stated that it remains a rumour as he is yet to be contacted form the movie makers.

He 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.”

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