Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne recently addressed the future of the Harry Potter spin-off franchise, and it’s not good news.
In a recent interview with NME, Redmayne briefly discussed his role as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and addressed what the future might hold for the series. As fans might have expected, Redmayne confirmed that Warner Bros. currently has no plans to make a fourth Fantastic Beasts film.
“I mean, at the moment, there’s nothing that I’m aware of. So, as I’m aware, it’s not something that’s on the cards.” Redmayne said.
The Fantastic Beasts franchise launched in 2016 with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which managed to capitalise on the success of the Harry Potter franchise and performed well at the box-office. The following two sequels, however, were significantly less successful. The most recent instalment of the franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, was the least successful film to date – placing doubt upon the future of the franchise.
There has still been no official word from Warner Bros. Discovery about the future of the Fantastic Beasts series, but we know that the Harry Potter franchise is a massive priority for the studio. While we can’t say anything for certain, it’s likely that the studio is working with J.K. Rowling to plan new ways to get the Wizarding World franchise back to the top.
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