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Old 01-18-19, 07:34 PM
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Fantastic Beasts 3 (2021, D: Yates)

Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start date of its third “Fantastic Beasts” movie several months from July to the late fall, a spokesperson said Friday.

Actors have been notified about the change in dates. The untitled third “Fantastic Beasts” movie has not yet set a release date. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was released on Nov. 18, 2016, and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald ” came out on Nov. 16, 2018. It’s been assumed that the studio would release the next movie in November, 2020, but the delay in starting production may preclude that from happening.

David Yates is set to direct the third movie with David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and J.K. Rowling producing. The two “Fantastic Beasts” have starred Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, who deals with secret wizard communities during the 1920s. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Dan Fogler have also starred. Jude Law starred as Albus Dumbledore in the second film, as did Johnny Depp as the villain Grindelwald.

Rowling created the franchise as a spinoff and prequel to the eight-film Harry Potter franchise, which is now referred to as the Wizarding Universe. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” grossed $814 million worldwide and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald ” pulled in nearly $650 million.

Rowling announced in 2016 that Fantastic Beasts would be a five-film franchise but did not give any details about when the third, fourth, and fifth films would be released. The news about the third film’s production delay was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
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It might be time to bring in a new director.
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Ugh, why did they hire Yates again? This is a series that really needs new blood directing it.
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Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
It might be time to bring in a new director.
After the last one, it is clear that Rowling should not be writing these on her own.
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Wonder if they are going to reconfigure it to wrap the series up in 3 films rather than 5. I haven't seen the second but heard it was mostly filler, so it might not be hard to do.

This seemed like a good idea for a series; a shame that it hasn't panned out.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Ugh, why did they hire Yates again? This is a series that really needs new blood directing it.
He was hired for all 5 apparently. If they actually make that many.

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Wonder if they are going to reconfigure it to wrap the series up in 3 films rather than 5. I haven't seen the second but heard it was mostly filler, so it might not be hard to do.

This seemed like a good idea for a series; a shame that it hasn't panned out.
They'd be better off doing that. They're walking into Divergent territory.
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After the last one, it is clear that Rowling should not be writing these on her own.
This is the bigger problem than having Yates back as director. I've liked pretty much everything he's done with the HP movies.
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This is the bigger problem than having Yates back as director. I've liked pretty much everything he's done with the HP movies.
Originally, I did make comments to the extent that it is time to replace Yates. I do think the series would benefit from new blood. But he isn't the overall problem. The problem is Rowling doesn't know how to write a good screenplay.
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I think the Harry Potter films work best in conjunction with the books. The films can be rather confusing if one hasn’t read the books, as they give more context as to what’s being shown onscreen. The longer books like GOF, OOTP, HBP, and DH suffer from this, where a lot of plot points are removed or glossed over in the films.

The Fantastic Beasts films feel like adaptions of non-existant novels, and not actual films.
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This probably isn't help matters either. Rumors of course...

Warner Bros. ‘freaking out’ Depp suit will harm Harry Potter films
https://pagesix.com/2019/04/12/warne...-potter-films/

WB Unhappy With J.K. Rowling For Defending Johnny Depp In Fantastic Beasts 2
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...tastic-beasts/
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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the release date for the third Fantastic Beasts film on Nov. 12, 2021. The announcement was made today by Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.

Production on the new film is expected to begin in Spring 2020.

“J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey. Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.” said Sanders.

“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the Fantastic Beasts series,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated. “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”

To date, both Fantastic Beasts movies have grossed $1.47B at the global box office. The series was inspired by the text book which Harry Potter carries at Hogwarts, by Newt Scamander. The films follow Newt during the early 20th century in New York and London as he navigates the world’s secret community of witches and wizards.
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Three years between movies? Shouldn't they be cranking these out as quickly as possible? It seems like interest isn't high enough in these movies to sustain a 3 year gap, especially if they plan 2 more after the next one. 2 years seems like the maximum time they should allow between installments.
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