Mads Mikkelsen says Johnny Depp ‘might’ return to the ‘Fantastic Beasts franchise now that he won his defamation case
Mads Mikkelsen isn’t certain we have visible the last of Johnny Depp inside the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
In a current interview with Deadline from the Sarajevo Film Festival, Mikkelsen — who took over the function of Gellert Grindelwald from Depp for “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” — hinted that matters have changed.
“He gained the fit, the court [case]—so let’s examine if he comes back,” Mikkelsen told Deadline, referring to Depp’s win in his US defamation case against Amber Heard earlier this yr. Mikkelsen took on the role after Depp lost a UK libel trial in 2020, referring to abuse allegations from his ex-spouse.
“He would possibly. I’m a huge fan of Johnny. I assume he is a notable actor; I suppose he did a notable activity,” Mikkelsen brought.
“There changed into no way I may want to simply replica it because it is so plenty him,” he said about taking up the position that originated with Depp. “It might be innovative suicide. So, we needed to give you something else, something that changed into mine, and construct a bridge between him and me.”
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Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.” Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Mikkelsen also introduced that doing the role became “intimidating” because of how Depp’s fans reacted to him.
“His fans have been very, very candy. However, they have been additionally very cussed,” he said. “I failed to interact too much with them, but I should understand why they’d damaged their hearts.”
Depp changed into requested to step down from starring in “The Secrets of Dumbledore” days after dropping a libel case against the publishers of the United Kingdom newspaper, The Sun, over a 2018 article that described him as a “spouse beater.”
After that, Depp filed defamation healthy against Heard in response to a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that specific her enjoyment of domestic violence. Though Depp’s call wasn’t stated, the article changed into extensively interpreted as being about him.
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The trial lasted six weeks in advance this year, wherein both Depp and Heard took the stand and resulted in the jury awarding Depp $15 million in damages from Heard and Heard $2 million from Depp. Depp’s $15 million praise changed dropped all the way down to $10.35 million to comply with kingdom limits for punitive damages.
Since the trial, Depp has tried to jump-begin his career. He will become a subsequent star in Netflix’s “La Favorite,” wherein he plays King Louis XV. The film will best be streamed in France.
Depp has additionally reportedly signed on to be the face of Dior’s Sauvage perfume for men. And earlier this week it was mentioned that he would direct a biopic approximately the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.