J K Rowling’s Wizarding World has announced that the third Fantastic Beasts film is in pre-production.
✨ Fantastic Beasts news alert! ✨ It’s our pleasure to announce that pre-production on the third film is officially underway. Here are some new details, including the cast, the production team, and a rather special new location: https://t.co/VWKb5Nrzrx pic.twitter.com/TGvgnL1Y5y
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) November 4, 2019
This film will see the return of the entire main cast, with Eddie Redmayne once again taking the lead as magizoologist, Newt Scamander, Alison Sudol and Katherine Waterston reprising their roles as the Goldstein sisters, Queenie and Tina, and Dan Fogler appearing as Jacob Kowalski.
Director of the previous two films, David Yates, will also be back, as well as the addition of Steve Kloves co-writing the screenplay with J.K. Rowling.
The group will be stopping off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, this time around, following their adventures through New York and Paris.
Filming is set to start in spring 2020.
The fan reaction has been mixed, especially considering the response from the previous two films in the franchise:
— Shireen Weasley (@Deathcore_Girl) November 4, 2019
Genuinely surprised that Fantastic Beasts 3 is in pre-production. I didn't even enjoy the first one. Super boring.
— mel zappa SOMERS✯ (@melZapstuff) November 4, 2019
Can't wait to see more of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3!!! ⚡️🔥 pic.twitter.com/P7XoL5krek
— Support Johnny Depp (@MyGrindelwald) November 4, 2019
If Fantastic Beasts 3 doesn't have a scene that's just Newt and Tina running for their lives through the Brazilian Ministry of Magic, is it even a Fantastic Beasts movie?
— Mitchell Mueller 🎸 (@DoctorMMysterio) November 4, 2019
Though they have still done relatively well, the Fantastic Beasts films haven’t quite managed to reach the same level of success as the original Harry Potter series.
The second instalment of the franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, grossed around $653.8m in the worldwide box office compared to the second Harry Potter film bringing in around $879.5m.
The film is set for release in 2021.
Words: Emma Soteriou
Subbing: Alysia Georgiades