We’re going to have to wait a little bit longer for the next Fantastic Beasts movie!
Warner Bros. Pictures has officially announced that the third instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts franchise won’t land in cinemas until November 2021. The announement was made by Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.
See what he said below:
“J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey. Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.”
Production on the next Fantastic Beasts film is now expected to begin in Spring 2020, nearly a year later than reported. Does this mean the future of the Wizarding World franchise is at risk? Don’t worry just yet, the delay has reportedly been made to give filmmakers more time to construct the film, following negative reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated. “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”
This is obviously a massive disappointment to fans (including myself), who expected the film to be released in 2020. With that said, however, if the delay gives filmmakers more time to make a better movie, I’m more than willing to wait a little bit longer.