Mads Mikkelsen Teases Johnny Depp Could Return For 'Fantastic Beasts': 'He Might'

Mads Mikkelsen Teases Johnny Depp Could Return For 'Fantastic Beasts': 'He Might'

Mads Mikkelsen is opening up about taking over as Gellert Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

The actor made his first appearance as the character in the third movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

In a new interview, he opened up about how intimidating it was and whether Johnny could step back into Grindelwald’s shoes in future movies.

See what he said inside…

“It was very intimidating,” he said, via Deadline. “Obviously, well, now the course has changed—he won the suit, the court [case]—so let’s see if he comes back. He might. I’m a big fan of Johnny. I think he’s an amazing actor, I think he did a fantastic job.”

Mads then dished on making his version of Gellert Grindelwald his own and completely different from when Johnny played him.

“I could not copy it. There’s there was no way I could just copy it, because it’s so much him. It would be creative suicide,” he said. “So, we had to come up with something else, something that was mine, and build a bridge between him and me. So, yes, it was intimidating.”

“His fans were very, very sweet, but they were also very stubborn. I didn’t interact too much with them, but I could understand why they had their hearts broken,” Mads added.

There are supposed to be five movies in the Fantastic Beasts series, however, an underwhelming box office performance by the third film leaves it’s future up in the air.

According to Screen Rant, the future of the fourth was to be decided after seeing how well The Secrets of Dumbledore did.

The future of the series also seems to be up in the air due to multiple controversies among it’s stars, Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp, as well as the Wizarding World’s creator JK Rowling.

New Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav also reportedly wants to meet with JK over the future of the Wizarding World.

If you remember, a Harry Potter TV series was reportedly in early talks for HBO Max.

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