Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans… listen up! Good and bad news came from the set of Fantastic Beasts 3. Read the full article to savor your patience and inquisitiveness.
I think it’s better to initiate the good news because why not. The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts film series is coming up. Yes, this isn’t a rumor, and production has officially started despite the pandemic situation, though, of course with the safety and precautionary constraints. Overall, it’s the eleventh installment based on the Harry Potter world with a spin-off story long before the Harry Potter series. It’s the continuation of the previous installment: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).
Moreover, none other than the eminent Warner Bros. Pictures will release it, the same studio that released all of the movies in the Harry Potter series, so it is not gonna be less than a blockbuster. The official confirmation came from Warner Bros themselves in 2014 when they announced the predicted release date of 20 November 2020. Further confirmation came from David Yates’s announcement that JK Rowling has come up with ideas for the third sequel. In the same year, a total of five installments were announced further ripening the plan for the third segment of the series. A hint from Johnny Depp in 2018 came as splendid news that he will be resuming with his role of Gellert Grindelwald. However, who knew that this overwhelming news would be short-lived.
Warnes Bros. Pictures asked Johnny Depp to resign after the “Depp vs. News Group Newspaper Ltd (The Sun)” controversy. Depp stepped down, however, according to the terms and conditions of the contract, he has to be paid the full amount of money since he had shot one scene for the film already. Had he refused to resign; the situation might be vastly different. Nevertheless, he did, and somebody has to replace him regardless of the preference of the audience. Depp urged his fans to not consider this to be his defining moment and he is planning to appeal the decision on the Libel case.
Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald?
Though the official decision is yet to come, as per our sources, the likely replacement is Mads Mikkelsen, primarily due to the preference of David Yates, the director. The talks and negotiations are still in progress; however, the deal will likely be made soon.
Viewers cheer up! Though you might miss your good-old Johnny Depp, Mads Mikkelsen is no less of an actor to compromise the role of Grindelwald. Staring in the big hits of the cinema like Doctor Strange, Hannibal, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he is a veteran in playing the villain roles. Besides, with the personal fanbase of this new actor, the Fantastic Beasts franchise is likely to attract newer spectators. We are optimistic that an agreement will be finalized soon so that the production could be accelerated.
With the film arriving no sooner than the mid-2022, the fans are now impatient to see Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald in the magical world of JK Rowling. All we can guarantee is that it won’t be a lesser experience.