As is always the case with a new Wizarding World movie, we’re desperate to learn everything we possibly can about the next instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series. What will it be called? Where will it be set? We’re sure you have a million questions about the third Fantastic Beasts film, and we’re here to provide some answers!
Here’s everything we know so far about Fantastic Beasts 3:
Who is returning?
All main cast members are returning for the third Fantastic Beasts film, including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob and Ezra Miller as Aurrelius Dumbledore. Callum Turner also announced that he will return as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander!
At the time of publishing this article, Johnny Depp was set to return as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Since, however, it has been announced that Depp is walking away from the franchise. Hannibal and James Bond actor Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as Depp’s replacement and will make his first appearance as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3!
When will the movie be released?
While production on the third Fantastic Beasts movie has been delayed due to COVID-19, the official release date of November 12, 2021 remains in place. While it’s entirely possible that Warner Bros. will delay the release, there has been no official announcement as of now.
Who wrote the screenplay?
Screenwriter Steve Kloves, who wrote the screenplays for seven of the Harry Potter movies, co-wrote the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3 alongside J.K. Rowling. It was said at the time that Kloves was brought in following the negative reaction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Who is directing the film?
David Yates, who directed both Fantastic Beasts films as well as the last four Harry Potter movies, will return to direct Fantastic Beasts 3.
When will the movie be set?
It seems the third Fantastic Beasts film will continue to show different wizarding cultures, as the film will take place largely in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Production designer Stuart Craig revealed that the film might also travel to Germany, although this has not yet been confirmed.
What is the movie about?
As for what has been revealed about the movie, Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) said that the film will be “bigger than the first two combined.” When describing the movie, J.K. Rowling was careful not to reveal too much, but said that the film will offer answers to many fan questions.
Will supporting characters return?
Jessica Williams will have a much larger role in the third movie as Lally Hicks, a professor as Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the United States of America. Could this suggest that the movie will travel back to America?
Victoria Yeates will also return as Newt Scamander’s assitant, Bunty. While nothing has been confirmed, Bunty is expected to have a larger role following her introduction in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
After her shocking introduction in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Claudia Kim will return as Nagini.
When And Where Will Filming Take Place?
We’re currently unsure when filming on Fantastic Beasts 3 will begin. David Yates was scheduled to start shooting in Iceland back in March, however the Coronavirus pandemic halted production. This was likely to shoot some scenes in Nurmengard, which was the castle shown at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
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