Following the controversy a few days back Johnny Depp walked out of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Posting a statement on Instagram, the actor mentioned that due to the current events and the ongoing case against Amber Heard Warner Bros asked him to resign.
The actor was essaying the role of Gellert Grindelwald. Now it has been reported that Hannibal and Doctor Strange actor Mads Mikkelsen will step into the shoe and he is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3.
Confirming the news a media house reported that, “Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production in the UK. According to a source familiar with the project, Depp had shot just one scene as Grindelwald before leaving the film, so Mikkelsen would not need to replicate much footage.”
According to report, “Warner Bros. will be on the hook for Depp’s full salary, even though he only had shot one scene since production began on September 20 in London.”
It has also been reported that the actor will be getting $10 million paid.
Meanwhile, Fantastic Beasts 3 will now release in 2022.