Is Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3? Grindelwald’s role explored

Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is set to receive its UK premiere, followed by the US a week later, and Wizarding World fans are eager to hear if Johnny Depp makes a return.

We reveal if Johnny Depp is in it Fantastic Beasts 3 to reprise his role as Grindelwald and provide a brief recap on who the character is.

Directed by David Yates, the director behind the first two fantastic beasts movies and four Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is the eleventh film in the larger Wizarding World franchise, starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law as Dumbledore.

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Who is Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts?

Gellert Grindelwald is a dark wizard challenging the powers of the great Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort.

First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneGrindelwald is known to be a student of Durmstrang who formed a close bond with Albus Dumbledore, before plunging the wizarding world into darkness during his reign against Muggles.

For a time, Grindelwald and Dumbledore attempted to find the Deathly Hallows in order to empower the former and for Dumbledore to resurrect his parents. During their adventures together, the couple coined the phrase “For the greater good.”

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Is Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3?

No, Johnny Depp is not in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets and is not expected to reprise his role as Grindelwald on the show.

Depp was involved in numerous controversies with Amber Heard while the film was in pre-production and Warner Bros. asked Depp to step down with full pay instead of pursuing the role.

However, the character of Grindelwald appears as a main character in Fantastic Beasts 3with another actor playing the role.

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Who plays Grindelwald in Dumbledore’s Secrets?

Mads Mikkelsen stepped in to fill the role of Grindelwald for Fantastic Beasts 3 and fans have defended this redesign.

Mikkelsen is known for his iconic roles as Kaecilius in strange doctorDr. Hannibal Lecter in the TV series Hannibaland Clifford Unger in video games Death Strandingalongside Norman Reedus.

The redesign of Grindelwald can also be explained in the story of Fantastic Beasts 3, as the character is known to change appearance while in disguise. The first one fantastic beasts The film saw Colin Farrell’s Percival Graves as one of Grindelwald’s disguises, which justifies the character’s sudden change in appearance in this third film.

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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will hit theaters on April 8, 2022 in the UK and April 15, 2022 in the US.

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