In 2019, late 2021 was announced as the tentative release date for the 3rd movie in the Fantastic Beast series. But much to the disappointment of many fans, this release date has been pushed further. But they will surely be relieved to know that the filming has begun and soon the post-production will also commence.
The norm for the last two movies was set as two years between the movies, but keeping up that trend with the upcoming one seems far from possible owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Branched out from the wildly popular Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, the Fantastic Beasts series has been a hit throughout countries and languages, and has continued to grow the already large fanbase of the Harry Potter Wizarding World.
Connection with Harry Potter
The story follows Newt Scamander, a much younger Albus Dumbledore, and Grindelwald in what takes place in the world of magic much prior to the happenings in the Harry Potter World. It explores the magical creatures we know very limited information about, as well as the mysterious past of Albus Dumbledore, one of the major characters in the series, and how his life came to become what it was. His choices, friendships, family, and the origin story of many other major magical influences come to light in this series.
Fantastic Beasts 3 Cast
The major casting change that the upcoming film will have is Mads Mikkelsen taking the place of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald after the dispute he had after being accused of abuse. There are several familiar faces that will return surely for this film including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein.
The other members of the cast remain a mystery to the audience and we will hopefully soon find out which faces we will be seeing again, and which new ones will be added to the story.
Fantastic Beasts 3 Storyline
Not much is known about what exactly will happen in the upcoming movie, but we do know based on the previous movies, what the tentative plot might be.
We might see a fight of some kind between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, leading up to their battle at the end of World War 2. We will hopefully also see the story of Credence as he begins to understand that he is actually Aurelius Dumbledore, the long-lost brother of Albus.
Another interesting storyline is of Newt as he along with Tina and Jacob must figure out a way to battle the evil and save the magical world from impending doom. The individual character arcs of this movie will surely be very interesting – especially since the movie in the middle of the planned 5 movie saga that will be a complete telling of the past as it happened before Hogwarts and the victory of good over evil.
Fantastic Beasts 3 Release Date
The release date for the movie has been announced as July 15, 2022. However, this is just a tentative date and is bound to be pushed back and forth depending on the pandemic situation at that point next year. Although it is 3 years after the 2nd film came out, it probably will still see the audience excited to learn more about the characters and what is going to happen.
Although there is quite a lot of controversy that currently surrounds this series – whether it is about the abysmal performance of the latest film in the box office, or JK Rowling’s problematic tweets that led to major pushback from fans and a worldwide audience, as well as some racial issues in casting, the fans still remain curious to know the storyline that is coming their way.