If you thought the break between Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald and Fantastic Beasts 3 was unbearable, it sounds like the gap between the next two movies will be even bigger! According to Deadline, director David Yates has been informed by Warner Bros. that there will be a larger-than-normal break between the third and fourth Fantastic Beasts movies, giving him the opportunity to explore other projects.
David Yates has been one of the Harry Potter universe’s key creative architects since he directed his first Wizarding World movie, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. Since then, the filmmaker has directed every instalment of the franchise – including the first two Fantastic Beasts movies.
We’re not sure why Warner Bros. has decided to take a break from the Fantastic Beasts movies between the third and fourth chapters, however, there have been rumours that the studio isn’t pleased with the direction of the franchise. It’s possible that Warner Bros. is waiting to see how fans react to Fantastic Beasts 3 before committing a budget to the fourth movie – but that’s simply speculation. It must be said that with the third Fantastic Beasts movie not landing in theatres until July 2022, this “break” between filming might be something that fans won’t even notice.
Fantastic Beasts 3, which still doesn’t have an official title, is set to be released in cinemas next July. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore, Jessica Williams as Eulalie Hicks and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.