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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore trailer: Mads Mikkelsen takes over Johnny Depp’s role

Mads Mikkelsen was seen taking over the Gellert Grindelwald role after replacing Johnny Depp in the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore released Monday.

It was announced in 2020 that the 56-year-old Danish actor would be replacing Depp, 58, as the dark wizard after he was denied permission to appeal his libel loss in the High Court, after they found a story that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard to be ‘substantially true.’ 

Mads looked strikingly different to his predecessor’s impression as he opted for a grey combover hairstyle while clean-shaven as Johnny had sported a white quiff, a coordinating moustache and eyebrows.

Original: Johnny Depp is seen as Gellert Grindelwald in 2018's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Moving on: Mads Mikkelsen (left) was seen taking over the Gellert Grindelwald role after replacing Johnny Depp in the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore released Monday

Squad goals: (Pictured left to right) Jessica Williams as Eulalie 'Lally' Hicks, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Fionna Glascott as Minerva McGonagall, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

Squad goals: (Pictured left to right) Jessica Williams as Eulalie ‘Lally’ Hicks, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Fionna Glascott as Minerva McGonagall, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

Aside from Mads’ making his debut in the role, the two-and-a-half minute clip featured Eddie Redmayne as protagonist Newt Scamander as he assembled a motley crew of wizards and witches to try and save the world alongside Jude Law’s Professor Albus Dumbledore. 

The team Newt and Dumbledore have put together to include Newt’s brother Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), professor Eulalie ‘Lallie’ Hicks (Jessica Williams), Minerva McGonagall (Fionna Glascott), and Muggle baker Jacob (Dan Fogler).

The motley crew will be joining forces to take on the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who seeks domination over the wizarding world. 

Frontman: Newt assembled a motley crew of wizards and witches as they will be joining forces to take on the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who seeks domination over the wizarding world

Frontman: Newt assembled a motley crew of wizards and witches as they will be joining forces to take on the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who seeks domination over the wizarding world

Upon the formation of the group, Theseus says: 'This is the team that's going to take down the most dangerous wizard in over a century. A magizoologist, his indispensable assistant, a wizard descended from a very old family, a schoolteacher, and a Muggle'

Upon the formation of the group, Theseus says: ‘This is the team that’s going to take down the most dangerous wizard in over a century. A magizoologist, his indispensable assistant, a wizard descended from a very old family, a schoolteacher, and a Muggle’

What a moment: Newt gives Muggle Jacob a magic wand courtesy of Dumbledore

What a moment: Newt gives Muggle Jacob a magic wand courtesy of Dumbledore

Upon the formation of the group, Theseus says: ‘This is the team that’s going to take down the most dangerous wizard in over a century. A magizoologist, his indispensable assistant, a wizard descended from a very old family, a schoolteacher, and a Muggle.’

Earlier in the trailer Dumbledore could be heard telling Newt: ‘The world as we know it is coming undone; Grindelwald is pulling it apart with hate.

‘If we’re to defeat him, you’ll have to trust me.’

Future and present: Earlier on in the trailer an older Professor Albus Dumbledore is shown in the Harry Potter films played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon

Leading man: It then shows the prequel version played by Jude Law (right)

Future and present: Earlier on in the trailer an older Professor Albus Dumbledore is shown in the Harry Potter films played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon before showing the prequel version played by Jude Law (right)

Earlier in the trailer Dumbledore could be heard saying: 'The world as we know it is coming undone; Grindelwald is pulling it apart with hate. 'If we’re to defeat him, you’ll have to trust me'

Earlier in the trailer Dumbledore could be heard saying: ‘The world as we know it is coming undone; Grindelwald is pulling it apart with hate. ‘If we’re to defeat him, you’ll have to trust me’

There is plenty of action in the trailer including a scene showing Albus Dumbledore battling it out with Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore played by Ezra Miller.

Grindlewald’s most prominent scene comes around that point in the trailer as he declares: ‘Our war with the Muggles begins… today!’

The trailer ends with a nod to the original Harry Potter series as the group approaches the magical Room of Requirement.

Blood feud: There is plenty of action in the trailer including a scene showing Albus Dumbledore battling it out with Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore played by Ezra Miller

Blood feud: There is plenty of action in the trailer including a scene showing Albus Dumbledore battling it out with Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore played by Ezra Miller

Grindlewald's most prominent scene comes around that point in the trailer as he declares: 'Our war with the Muggles begins... today!'

Grindlewald’s most prominent scene comes around that point in the trailer as he declares: ‘Our war with the Muggles begins… today!’

Someone asks what it is and Newt answers correctly to which Professor Dumbledore hilariously replies: ‘Correct. Three points to Hufflepuff.’

Mads recently admitted he regrets not speaking to Johnny before taking over the role, adding that he didn’t know if his treatment had been fair. 

He told The Sunday Times: ‘I don’t know what happened [in his private life] and I don’t know if it was fair, him losing the job, but I just knew that the show was going on.

‘And I would’ve loved to have talked to him about it if I had the chance, but I just don’t know him in that sense.’

Nostalgia, ultra: The trailer ends with a nod to the original Harry Potter series as the group approaches the magical Room of Requirement

Nostalgia, ultra: The trailer ends with a nod to the original Harry Potter series as the group approaches the magical Room of Requirement

Someone asks what it is and Newt answers correctly to which Professor Dumbledore hilariously replies: 'Correct. Three points to Hufflepuff'

Someone asks what it is and Newt answers correctly to which Professor Dumbledore hilariously replies: ‘Correct. Three points to Hufflepuff’

Going on to reveal he would be putting his own spin on the iconic role, he added: ‘My take is different, and the look is a little different, but we’ll have to wait for the film’s release to find out.’ 

The Danish star officially replaced Johnny as Gellert in the third Fantastic Beasts movie after the latter took to Instagram to reveal he had ‘been asked to resign by Warner Bros’. 

Mads was said to be the top choice of director David Yates as the studio had waited to see how Johnny’s defamation lawsuit against The Sun would pan out.

When a British judge ruled in favor of the publication – which Johnny had sued for referring to him as a ‘wife-beater’ in regards to his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard – Warner Bros. decided to sever ties with the veteran actor.

Taking over: The Danish star Mads officially replaced Johnny as Gellert in the third Fantastic Beasts movie after the latter took to Instagram to reveal he had 'been asked to resign by Warner Bros' (pictured in 2020)

Taking over: The Danish star Mads officially replaced Johnny as Gellert in the third Fantastic Beasts movie after the latter took to Instagram to reveal he had ‘been asked to resign by Warner Bros’ (pictured in 2020)

The Edwards Scissorhands star had only shot one scene of the sequel, though his ‘pay-or-play’ contract allows him to keep the full $10 million he was paid for the role. 

The actor also has a defamation lawsuit against Amber in Virginia, which required him to be in court for three consecutive days in November, and would have also altered the project’s shooting schedule. 

The studio notified the production that the Kentucky-native was taken off the schedule on November 5, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a day before Depp made his resignation public.

Farewell: Mads was said to be the top choice of director David Yates as the studio had waited to see how Johnny's (pictured in-character) defamation lawsuit against The Sun would pan out

Farewell: Mads was said to be the top choice of director David Yates as the studio had waited to see how Johnny’s (pictured in-character) defamation lawsuit against The Sun would pan out

The studio released a brief statement shortly thereafter, indicating that the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be re-cast.

‘Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beats franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date,’ the statement began.

‘Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022,’ the statement concluded.

Happier times: When a British judge ruled in favor of the publication - which Johnny had sued for referring to him as a 'wife-beater' in regards to his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard - Warner Bros. decided to sever ties with the veteran actor (pictured in 2015)

Happier times: When a British judge ruled in favor of the publication – which Johnny had sued for referring to him as a ‘wife-beater’ in regards to his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard – Warner Bros. decided to sever ties with the veteran actor (pictured in 2015) 

Mads’ star has risen in recent years with key roles such as Hannibal Lecter on the TV show Hannibal, and Galen Erso in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Johnny debuted as Grindelwald with a surprise cameo at the end of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

He returned to star alongside Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set to hit UK cinemas on April 8 2022 with a US release following a week later on April 15.

Highly-anticipated: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set to hit UK cinemas on April 8 2022 with a US release following a week later on April 15

Highly-anticipated: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set to hit UK cinemas on April 8 2022 with a US release following a week later on April 15

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