Warner Bros on Wednesday (November 25) confirmed that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald, replacing Johnny Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts film.
The latest instalment in the Harry Potter spin-off is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden outside London. It is scheduled to open on July 15, 2022.
Mikkelsen currently stars in Danish Oscar contender Another Round, and his credits include Casino Royale, Hannibal, The Hunt, and Valhalla Rising.
The cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jessica Williams,