Filming for the third entry in the Fantastic Beasts series is now underway outside of London at Harry Potter mainstay, Warner Bros.
It's believed Warner Brothers have confirmed the news and have announced the role in Fantastic Beasts 3 will now be played by none other than Mads Mikkelsen as Depp was asked to resign due to the loss in his legal suit which alleged he was abusive towards his ex-wife.
Following the departure of Depp, the Hannibal, Rogue One and Doctor Strange star has been signed up with Warner Bros.to take on the role of the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. A report from The Guardian notes that Dior is sticking with the actor as its spokesperson in 2020 despite the high publicity of his various court cases, with that outlet noting "the attitude" toward Johnny Depp varies from place to place right now.
Dior has stood by Johnny Depp following his loss in the 'wife beater' libel case earlier this month.
"Johnny Depp will depart the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise".
The third installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is slated to debut in theaters in July 2022, with the franchise ultimately meant to comprise five films.
The previous film in the Harry Potter prequel franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, earned $653 million at the worldwide box office.
The extraordinary claims including an instance of faeces being left in a hotel bed, which the judge eventually ruled was canine, and Depp smearing "I love you" in blood on a mirror.
Depp now has until December 7 to take his appeal directly to the Court of Appeal.
Mikkelsen has already proven that he's more than capable of carrying off charismatic villainous roles such as the murderous Hannibal and Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.
Mikkelsen, 55, who is known for his role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter in the USA television series "Hannibal, ' will play the evil wizard in the spinoff movie from 'Harry Potter" author JK Rowling.
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