Fantastic Beasts 3 to Magic Its Way Into Production in Spring 2020

Fantastic Beasts 3 will follow the pattern of the first two movies, with the setting being on a different continent and city…

After a hefty delay, Warner Bros. has confirmed principle photography on Fantastic Beasts 3 is finally set to get underway in Spring next year. The third entry, like its predecessors, will be set on an entirely different continent. Whereas the previous instalments have been set in New York City and Paris respectively, the third entry has been confirmed to be set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fantastic Beasts 3 to Magic Its Way Into Production in Spring 2020

Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, and Katherine Waterston are all set to return with director David Yates once again at the helm. Jessica Williams’ character will have a more significant role in the third film, she appeared briefly in The Crimes Of Grindelwald as a professor at the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Reports claim that the delay in production was due to a desire for more preparation time from the production staff, however, the lacklustre box office receipts for the previous outing has prompted Warner Bros to be more careful with all future entries in the franchise.

Fantastic Beasts 3 to Magic Its Way Into Production in Spring 2020

This is a sensible response from the team at Warner Bros. For me, the first entry in the series was a breath of fresh air which broke free of the shackles of the Harry Potter franchise. Sadly, those chains returned for the second outing and prevented the movie from building upon the sandbox David Yates had crafted. Hopefully, the third entry will return to the formula of the original and cast its spell over the box office once again.

Either way, Fantastic Beasts 3 will magic its way into cinemas on November 12th, 2021.


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