Fantastic Beasts 3 officially resumes UK Production
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne revealed a production update about Fantastic Beasts 3 by confirming that they’ve resumed filming on the fantasy adventure threequel two weeks ago. This news comes more than six months since the project was temporarily put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.
“It’s interesting because we’ve started shooting now.” Redmayne said. “We’re two weeks in, and again, it’s a whole new process. It’s a whole new normal. Testing frequently, masks. And I wondered, actually, whether the masks would affect creativity, in some ways. Maybe that was a bit ignorant, but I just thought, as humans, do we need interaction to spark from each other. What is really reassuring is that it is a different process, but it still feels like it’s fizzing and that everyone is working at the top of their game.”
The third installment to the Fantastic Beasts films and the eleventh film in the whole Wizarding World franchise isn’t the only high-profile project from Warner Bros. that was able to get back on set this month with Matt Reeves’ The Batman also resuming its UK production last week.
The untitled Fantastic Beasts 3 will again feature the return of Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Jessica Williams as Professor Eulalie Hicks, and Johnny Depp as Grindelwald.
The third installment will again be directed by David Yates from screenplay written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves. It is slated to hit the theaters on November 12, 2021.
The previous film in the Harry Potter prequel franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, earned $653 million at the worldwide box office. The first two Fantastic Beasts movies were directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.