The anticipation for the new Fantastic Beasts movie is high!
As we eagerly await the release of the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Secrets of Dumbledore, fans are buzzing with excitement over the latest casting news. One of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind is, who will be playing the infamous dark wizard Grindelwald?
Johnny Depp’s Controversial Exit
Originally, the role of Grindelwald was played by Johnny Depp. However, due to his controversial personal life, Depp was asked to step down from the role. Fans were disappointed, but the show must go on. So, who will be taking his place?
The New Grindelwald: Mads Mikkelsen
It was recently announced that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be taking over the role of Grindelwald in Secrets of Dumbledore. Mikkelsen is no stranger to playing villains, having previously portrayed Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal and the villain Kaecilius in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
While some fans were initially skeptical about the casting choice, many have come around to the idea of Mikkelsen as Grindelwald. The actor’s intensity and talent for playing complex characters make him a great fit for the role.
Who is Grindelwald?
For those who may not be familiar with Grindelwald, he is a dark wizard and former friend of Albus Dumbledore. The two had a falling out, leading to a legendary duel between the two powerful wizards. Grindelwald is known for his belief in the superiority of pure-blood wizards and his desire to establish a new order in the wizarding world.
What We Know About Secrets of Dumbledore So Far
While details about the plot of Secrets of Dumbledore are being kept under wraps, we do know that the film will follow Albus Dumbledore as he teams up with Newt Scamander to take down Grindelwald once and for all.
The film will also see the return of familiar characters, including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.
The Future of the Franchise
With Secrets of Dumbledore set to be the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, many fans are wondering what the future holds for the series. Will there be more movies after this one?
While nothing has been officially announced, it seems likely that there will be more films in the franchise. After all, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a beloved and lucrative franchise, and there are still many stories to be told within that world.
As we eagerly await the release of Secrets of Dumbledore, we can’t help but be excited about the new casting choice for Grindelwald. Mads Mikkelsen is a talented actor who is sure to bring his own unique take to the role of the infamous dark wizard.
While we don’t know much about the plot of the film, we can’t wait to see how the story unfolds and what new adventures await our favorite characters.
One thing is for sure, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is as magical and enchanting as ever, and we can’t wait to see where the franchise goes next.