After Johnny Depp left the cast of Fantastic Beasts 3, it was reported that Warner Bros. was eyeing Mads Mikkelsen to take over in the role of the evil wizard Grindelwald. Mikkelsen addressed these rumors for what appears to be the first time in an interview with IGN.
The Hannibal star said he’s “waiting for that phone call,” and can only reference what’s being reported in the press. He might know more than he’s letting on, for but now, that’s all Mikkelsen could say.
“Oh, that is on the rumor basis as we speak,” Mikkelsen said. “So I know as much as you do from the newspapers. So I’m waiting for that phone call.”