It was revealed yesterday that Mads Mikkelsen is going to be replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3, and many fans aren’t happy about the news. Many of them took to Twitter to display their disgust with the decision and are calling for other fans to boycott the movie.
From a personal standpoint, I think that Mads Mikkelsen is actually great casting as Grindelwald. That said, I am not happy about Johnny Depp being fired from the role in the first place. Warner Bros. Pictures asked the actor to step down from the role after he lost his libel case against The Sun in the UK courts.
He still walked away with $10 million despite only having completed one scene in the movie. However, it wasn’t fair of Warner Bros. Pictures to ask the actor to leave the role of Grindelwald. That said, I do like the idea of seeing Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.
Fans are calling for people to boycott Fantastic Beasts 3 after Johnny Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen
I'm still not happy what WB did to Johnny Depp. Depp will ALWAYS be Grindelwald. Mads is a great actor, I'm sure he'll do a great job. I'm still going to be seeing the last 3 Fantastic Beast films because im invested in these stories.
— The Grey Jedi (@Gabebigdog) November 26, 2020
Mads Mikkelsen has been confirmed to be taking over Johnny Depp's role as whatshisface evil dude in the new fantastic beasts film /wails/ mad because 1. Johnny Depp didn't deserve to be fired. And 2. The HP fandom is gonna get their greasy hands on Mads, and 3. It's… JKR :/
— el @ hiatus (@That80sCat) November 26, 2020
— Bobby (@Cardinalsfreak9) November 10, 2020
If Mads Mikkelsen will be Grindelwald, impress us. But I don't think I can watch Fantastic Beasts 3 without Johnny Depp. Both are great actors but boycott Warner Bros.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppIsMyGrindelwald
— go home december 10 (@Victrixa) November 26, 2020
You can tell by the tweets above that many people are not happy with how Warner Bros. Pictures has treated Johnny Depp, and for that reason, they do not want people to see Fantastic Beasts 3. I can’t help but think they have a point.
That said, you also have to think about all the other people involved in this movie: the cast, the crew, even the marketing team. It takes a huge group of people and a huge effort to make a movie. In all honesty, I do not want to see the movie fail just because some executives panicked and fired Depp.
That’s what they did. They fired him and that’s just not on really. Let’s wait and see what happens. Maybe the movie will do really well. Maybe it’ll fail. Only time will tell.
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