Mads Mikkelsen has broken his silence about being cast in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'.

You've probably been following the story but just to catch you up, the Danish actor is replacing Johnny Depp in the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise.

Depp was asked by Warner Bros. to exit his role of Gellert Grindlewald after losing his libel case against The Sun newspaper. The publication had claimed the actor was abusive towards his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.

Mikkelsen was recently in a discussion with EW about his new film 'Another Round'.

He was asked whether his take on the character of the evil wizard will differ from Depp's.

"Well it's going to be me, so that's a difference," Mikkelsen said. "No, this is the tricky part. We're still working it out.

"There has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I'm going to do. And at the same time, I also have to make it my own.

"But also we have to find a few links [to the previous version of the character] and some bridges so it doesn't completely detach from what he's already masterfully achieved."

Mikkelsen was also queried about his reaction to landing the role.

He answered: "Job wise, it's obviously super interesting and nice.

"It's also a shocker that it came after what happened, which is just super sad. I wish both of them the best. These are sad circumstances. I hope both of them will be back in the saddle again really soon."

'Fantastic Beasts 3' is currently in production and will be released on July 14, 2022.

You can see Mikkelsen in 'Another Round' in Irish cinemas on February 5, 2021.