Mads Mikkelsen in Fantastic Beasts 3

Mads Mikkelsen is officially replacing Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming third film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. With the exception of the die hard Johnny Depp supporters and have taken to the web to demand that his ex-wife Amber Heard be removed from Aquaman 2 as well, most fans are simply wondering what Mikkelsen will do with the villain role in the still-untitled Fantastic Beasts 3. And now, the Rogue One and Hannibal star has talked about it. Read More »

fantastic beasts 3

Mads Mikkelsen might be the new Gellert Grindelwald. The Hannibal and Rogue One actor is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp as the villain in the upcoming David Yates-directed Fantastic Beasts 3 following Depp’s exit last week. Mikkelsen is reportedly at the top of Yates’ list to play Grindelwald, and could join the currently-shooting Fantastic Beasts sequel soon enough for the film to make its summer 2022 release date.

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fantastic beasts 3 johnny depp

Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a legal battle with the British tabloid The Sun after they referred to the actor as a “wife beater,” claiming that he had abused his ex-wife, Aquaman actress Amber Heard. That court case recently came to an end, and a judge ruled that the allegations were “substantially true,” which means Johnny Depp lost the case. And now that ruling has resulted in him losing a job.

Warner Bros. Pictures asked Johnny Depp to resign from his role as the evil wizard Grindelwald in the the Harry Potter spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts, and the actor has obliged. Read More »

waiting for the barbarians trailer

Samuel Goldwyn Films has released a trailer for its star-studded period drama Waiting for the Barbarians, based on the the J.M. Coetzee novel of the same name. Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, and Robert Pattinson star in the historical drama, which marks the English-language debut of Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent). Watch the Waiting for the Barbarians trailer below.

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pirates of the caribbean reboot update

Ahoy, mateys! Disney is still putting together their Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and while we know very little about the project itself, we do know that Johnny Depp is getting the old heave-ho. Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is not expected to return, and his departure is going to save the House of Mouse enough loot to fill up several treasure chests. While Depp fans may be disappointed about this, Disney is likely happy to set sail without him, and save some of their precious booty in the process.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Reboot cast

Disney has confirmed the previously-reported Pirates of the Caribbean reboot cast will not feature Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. This was mostly assumed when the reboot first came to light, but now it appears to be official. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing team behind Deadpool, are tackling the reboot script, which will find new ways to adapt Disney’s popular ride-turned-film-franchise.

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Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts Figures

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped the box office this past weekend, and you can bring some of the Harry Potter franchise home with you thanks to Hot Toys.

A new line of collectible figures inspired by the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been announced by the high-end toy manufacturer in the form of sixth scale figures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Each of them come with a great collection of accessories too. Check out both of the Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts figures below. Read More »

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: with Pirates of the Caribbean being rebooted, it’s time to note that this series is not all about a single actor or character.)

In the year of our dark lord Cthulhu 2018, the only true zombies are movie franchises. No matter how steep the diminishing box office returns, no matter how loudly we collectively groan when another installment is announced, sequel and reboots and spinoffs just keep lumbering to the local cineplex. One of the latest is Disney’s mega-popular Pirates of the Caribbean saga. It was announced last month that the Mouse House is considering a Pirates reboot and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since…especially since it was revealed that Johnny Depp is most likely not returning for this new adventure.

To which I say: that’s probably for the best.

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pirates of the caribbean reboot

If you thought the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise had sailed off into the wild blue yonder, think again! Disney is apparently exploring a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and they want the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to handle the script. Jerry Bruckheimer will still serve as producer, but there’s a good chance none of the original cast will return – including Johnny Depp.

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It looks like Johnny Depp is here to stay in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The actor confirmed that he is set to reprise his role as the Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the prequel series to Harry Potter.

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