The new Fantastic Beasts film is set to be a little more rooted in Hogwart’s, as Warner Bros looks to get the Harry Potter spin-off series back on track.
Following the underwhelming launch of 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the second movie out of a planned five in the Harry Potter spin-off series, there have been concerns over just where this particular franchise is going.
The aforementioned movie came in with lower than expected box office, and faced fan apathy towards the film. That whilst lots of people liked the movie, many didn’t. And what Warner Bros didn’t want was a franchise where the trend was downwards, when there’s still three more films to go.
The first signs of chance came with the announcement that a three year gap between the second and third film was being introduced, rather than the originally planned two. Then, yesterday, news broke that Harry Potter movie screenwriter Steve Kloves was joining J K Rowling to pen the third Fantastic Beasts movie, that this time will be heading to Brazil.
Now we learn too that the third film is planned as something of a course correction for the series, taking it firmly back to its Hogwart’s roots, arguably the most liked part of the second film.
The studio, as per a Variety report, is said to be far happier with the third film’s script, and remains committed to the idea of five movies. “The upcoming installment is also said to pack in more breadcrumbs for Potter enthusiasts to obsess over”, reads its article.
The film commences production next April, ahead of its release in November 2021. David Yates is returning to direct, with Eddie Redmayne once more leading the ensemble.
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