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'Fantastic Beasts 3' Given 2021 Release Date

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'Fantastic Beasts 3' Given 2021 Release Date

Get your wands at the ready as another Fantastic Beasts movie is officially on its way.

Following on from Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them and The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the franchise is getting a third movie - although there's a while to wait for its arrival.

From release date to cast, here's everything you need to know about the flick.

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When will it be released?

Warner Bros. announced on Monday, 29th April that Fantastic Beasts 3 will be released on 12th November 2021, meaning there's over two years to wait.

Production of J.K. Rowling's latest venture hasn't kicked off yet either, and is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

While these dates might be a little disappointing for fans, Warner Bros. hopes it will allow for the best film possible.

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"We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the Fantastic Beasts series," said Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, in a statement. "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."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Ron Sanders, Warner Bros. president of worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment, added, "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.

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"We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021."

What's the plot?

The Fantastic Beasts franchise is a prequel to the hugely successful Harry Potter books and films.

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While there's no official synopsis, the third movie is expected follow Newt Scamander, Dumbledore and the rest of the gang as they continue their mission to defeat Grindelwald. But Dumbeldore has a pact with Grindelwald, meaning it looks like it will be up to Newt to bring him down.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Who's going to be in it?

Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne are expected to reprise their roles as Dumbledore and Newt respectively. Redmayne has starred in both Fantastic Beasts movies, while Law joined the cast in the second as a young Dumbledore.

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Meanwhile, Johnny Depp is also expected to return as Gellert Grindelwald, despite the controversy surrounding the last two movies.

Depp's casting was met with criticism from fans as the actor was accused of physical and emotional abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor vehemently denied the claims, and J.K. Rowling has always stood by him.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Rowling also spoke out on his behalf in a statement on her website, saying: "Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role.

"As David Yates, long-time 'Potter' director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn't happen.

"Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies."

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Credit: PA Images

Is Fantastic Beasts 3 the last one in the franchise?

It has already been confirmed that there will be fourth and fifth movies.

It's unclear when these will be released into cinemas but November 2024 and 2027 could be likely if they follow the three year pattern of this most recent release date.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: johnny depp, TV Entertainment

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