'Fantastic Beasts': Mads Mikkelsen SUPPORTS Johnny Depp's Return to the Franchise

the star Mads Mikkelsen (‘Doctor Strange’), which replaced Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘, says he doesn’t mind seeing the actor return to the role of the main villain of the latest spin-off of ‘Harry Potter‘.

‎”It was an intimidating situation. Obviously, well, there’s been a change of course now that the process issue is over. Let’s see if he comes back. He could. I’m a big fan of Johnny. He’s an amazing actor, and I think he’s done a fantastic job on the franchise,” Mikkelsen said.

Who went on to say: “Having said that, at no time did I consider copying it. There was no way I could copy it, because it’s something very his. It would be creative suicide. So we had to invent something else, something that was mine, and build a bridge between that version and mine.”

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David Yates (‘The Legend of Tarzan’) returns to direct.

Many years after the tragic events of ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald‘, Newt Scamander gets involved in a new plot that will take him to Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, in addition to the involvement of the wizarding world with the Second World War.

The cast has Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Candido, Richard Coyle and Oliver Masucci.

The actor Johnny Depp, who had played the character Gellert Grindelwald in the first two films, was removed from production following allegations of domestic abuse. It was later replaced by Mads Mikkelsen.

And in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mikkelsen talked about this change and how the whole process happened: “It was all quite chaotic”. According to him, the producers gave the actor just two days to decide whether or not to play the villain.

“You don’t want to copy anything Depp was doing – that would be creative suicide. Even if the paper is perfectly made, you want to make it yours. But it still has to build some kind of link between what came before,” commented Mikkelsen.

Remembering that Johnny Depp has already been a controversial choice since he was cast to play Grindelwald, replaced by controversies related to his troubled divorce and serious accusations against him by the actor’s ex-wife, also actress Amber Heard.

Among many complaints, Heard reports that the first scenes of violence took place in 2015, in Australia, during the filming of the fifth film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The defense emphasizes that Johnny Depp became a monster when he used medication mixed with cocktails of alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms – where the actress released a video of that moment.

At the time, Amber claimed that Johnny “violently attacked” her and threw a phone in her face with “extreme force”. The actor denied the abuse.

Days before the trial, the former couple released a note stating that they had resolved the matter. “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always based on love. Neither party made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intention of physical or emotional harm,” they said.

Already Mads Mikkelsen has a career with several prominent roles, such as ‘007: Casino Royale‘, ‘The hunt‘ and the series ‘Hannibal‘.

Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ shows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who along with his allies is instructed by Dumbledore (Jude Law) to investigate the growing army of the dark wizard Grindelwald.

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