According To Mads Mikkelsen, The Fantastic Beasts Films May See Johnny Depp Return
After winning his court battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp “may” return to the Fantastic Beasts film series, according to the actor who took his place. After Depp was forced to leave the role of Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in 2020 because he lost a previous High Court libel trial against The Sun over the newspaper’s portrayal of him as a “wife beater,” Mikkelsen took up the role.
Mikkelsen Described Depp As A “Great Performer”
According to Deadline, Mikkelsen described Depp as a “great performer” and described taking over the part from him as “quite daunting” while speaking at the Sarajevo Film Festival. The 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale’s villain Le Chiffre, the Marvel film Doctor Strange’s villain Kaecilius, and the television series Hannibal’s villain Hannibal Lecter are among the roles that made Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen famous.
He is three years Depp’s junior at age 56. “Obviously, well, now that he won the suit, the court case, the course has changed, so let’s see whether he comes back,” Mikkelsen remarked. He could.
“Johnny has a lot of fans. He’s a brilliant actor, and I think he did a great job. Despite that, I was unable to reproduce it. Given how much of him it contains, there was no way I could simply copy it. It would be artistically fatal. So, to create a bridge between him and myself, we had to think of something else that was mine. So, yes, it was apprehensive. His followers were really lovely but also very stubborn. I didn’t spend a lot of time with them, but I could see why their hearts were broken.
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A court determined in June that Heard’s article from 2018 for The Washington Post about her purported experiences as a victim of domestic violence was false and defamatory to Depp. Depp had demonstrated all of the elements of defamation, and the jury of five men and two women unanimously decided. They also believed Heard’s claims to be mostly untrue and that they had a defamatory undertone. Depp announced his first significant acting role since leaving Fantastic Beasts earlier this month. He will play King Louis XV in the French director Maiwenn’s film Jeanne Du Barry.
The Summer Of 2023 Is Most Likely The Premiere Date For The Historical Drama.
With Modi, Depp will also helm his first major motion picture in 25 years, a biopic about the Italian sculptor and painter Amedeo Modigliani. Along with Al Pacino, he will co-produce the movie. Regarding a potential successor to Fantastic Beasts, neither Depp nor Warner Brothers, the film’s creator, have made any comments. His representative has been approached by Sky News for comment.