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Mads Mikkelsen says copying Johnny Depp would be ‘creative suicide’

Johnny Depp portrayed the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the first two Fantastic Beaststhat Harry Potter prequel series. But after recent events Mads Mikkelsen took over the role in the third film, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Many liked Depp’s portrayal in the role, but Mikkelsen makes sure he doesn’t copy Depp’s portrayal of Grindelwald.

Johnny Depp played Grindelwald in the first two Fantastic Beasts films

Mads Mikkelsen, who takes over the role of Johnny Depp's Grindelwald, attends the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Mads Mikkelsen | Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp only had a brief role as Grindelwald was mostly in disguise and was played by Colin Farrell. However, Grindelwald’s crimes dropped the Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) story and made Grindelwald the central villain. His quest for war with the non-magical world, along with his history with a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), became the main conflict.

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Dais Johnston

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