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Mads Mikkelsen Faces Fan Heat for Accepting Grindelwald Role

While noted Danish actor was the top choice to replace Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3,’ hypocritical fans now blame the actor for taking the role from a domestic violence victim.

Move over Cursed Child, it seems the Harry Potter prequel franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is suffering from a cursed role. Earlier this month, we reported Johnny Depp had lost his place as dark wizard Grindelwald in the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts due to his loss in a major libel case involving his ex, Amber Heard. Luckily for Depp, he was still paid his full salary for performing in one scene. Now, Warner Bros. has confirmed Depp’s replacement will be fan favorite Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Hannibal), just days after Mikkelsen himself denied any involvement with the franchise. However, because the role of Grindelwald is cursed, Mikkelsen is now getting heat for accepting the position. Fans, make up your minds! Here’s what dissenting devotees are saying of the casting choice:

We understand that some fans feel badly for Depp, who is widely believed to be wrongly accused. However, he was never going to come back and the show had to go on. Is Mikkelsen really to blame for taking the role, especially since he was the top choice even before Depp picked up Grindelwald’s wand? Wizard politics are too complicated for this muggle.

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