Fantastic Beasts 3 – the untitled third chapter in the latest film iteration of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter film franchise is still on the way, even if 2019 proved to be an unproductive year for the film, which was delayed by Warner Bros. back in January. However, there’s no need to panic, since the production push-back will see the cameras start rolling in 2020.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is now scheduled to hit theaters on November 12, 2021.
Indeed, the threequel, which was initially scheduled to get underway in July 2019, will kick off after experiencing a substantial scheduling setback. It seems that the crew wasn’t ready to get started on the film after only just finishing up on the last one, Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald, which was just released back in November 2018 to mixed reviews but nevertheless yielded solid box office returns.
In the latest news, Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled to commence production in spring 2020, as Deadline reports. This time the setting shifts to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after the previous two films took place in New York and Paris, respectively, in keeping with long-held world tour plans for the film sequels.
David Yates will return to direct Fantastic Beasts 3, working off a screenplay by author J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves. Also onboard are returning producers David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, Tim Lewis and Rowling. Attached as executive producers are Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger and Courtenay Valenti.