Warner Bros. revealed earlier last week that they had asked Johnny to resign after the outcome of his trial was revealed, and he did.
The studio released a statement and said, “Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”
Many names have been floating around about who would replace Johnny, including Colin Farrell, who was Grindelwald in disguise in the first film, and even Jamie Campbell Bower, who played the young version of Grindelwald in a Harry Potter franchise flashback and the second Fantastic Beasts film.
Mads is best known for his roles in Doctor Strange as Kaecilius, Hannibal and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It was just recently revealed how much Johnny got paid for only working one day on the film. See how much here…