The famous Danish actor replaced Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, but that doesn’t mean the Hollywood star will not return to the universe of JK Rowling. There is a probability that in the future we may witness another change in the role of Gellert Grindelwald.
Mads Mikkelsen attended the Sarajevo Film Festival, where during the event he received the Honorary Sarajevo Heart Award for outstanding contribution to film art. The artist willingly took part in the session for the audience, during which he answered a number of questions – the audience also raised the topic of the “Fantastic Beasts” series.
During the conversation, the Dane did not hide that playing Grindelwald turned out to be a demanding task, but this character can once again see changes. Mikkelsen suggested that after winning the court case Johnny Depp may return to the role:
“It was very intimidating. Of course, well, now the course has changed – the lawsuit won, the case [sądową – przyp. red.] – so let’s see if he comes back. Maybe. I’m a huge fan of Johnny. I think he is an amazing actor, I think he has done a fantastic job. “
The actor did not want to copy Depp’s role, so he adopted a completely different idea for the production of Grindelwald – so as not to directly compete with the first role actor. Mikkelsen openly admitted that he was aware of the great excitement among fans of getting rid of the star of “Pirates of the Caribbean”:
“Still, I couldn’t copy it. There’s no way I could just copy it because it’s his creation. It would be creative suicide. 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 cute, but also very stubborn. I didn’t interact too much with them, but I understood why they were brokenhearted. “
So far, we have not learned about the position of the Warner Bros. Discovery, who still plan to expand the JK Rowling universe – the original plans were to develop two more installments of “Fantastic Beasts”. The studio currently focuses on high-budget hits, while each subsequent film has a worse result – from 812.5 million dollars (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), 654.9 million (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), 405.2 million (“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets”).