Mads Mikkelsen replaces Johnny Depp in Unbelievable Beasts 3

Wands ready folks because Warner Bros. has found its new Grindelwald.

The studio confirmed to E! Messages from this actor Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3.

Mikkelsen is all too familiar with big blockbuster franchises, having appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale, Doctor Strange, and Casino Royale. The Danish actor and dancer portrayed Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal and Lucas in The Hunt.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 is currently being filmed at Leavesden studios near London. Co-stars Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Jude Law and Katherine Waterston are returning for the “brand new, global adventure,” according to Warner Bros.

Depp had to resign as Grand Magician Grindelwald after recently losing a libel case in court. The 57-year-old actor sued The Sun for calling him a “bully” in a referenced story Amber HeardAssault allegations, but Depp lost the case this month.

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