‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Is Happening And Set For Release In 2021

Joseph FurnessJoseph Furness in Entertainment, Film
Published 05.11.19

Warner Bros have officially green-lit Fantastic Beasts 3 and Harry Potter director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves are returning to fix the Wizarding World series.

Crimes of Grindelwald  wasn’t a total disaster; but it also isn’t anyone’s favourite Wizarding World entry (and if you say it is, you’re just trying to be indie).  It’s a disappointing sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which makes for a very entertaining lazy weekend watch) and it meant the future of the franchise – originally mapped-out by Rowling as a pentalogy – was left uncertain.


Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has officially greenlit a third instalment of the Harry Potter spin-off series and they’re on a mission to fix the franchise. The studio is doing everything in its power to bring the magic back to the Wizarding World, which includes calling-in the Harry Potter screenwriter to support JK Rowling in her writing of her third script and pushing-back the third film’s release date by a year.

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Who’s directing Fantastic Beasts 3?

David Yates – Director of the first two Fantastic Beasts films (and the last four Harry Potter flicks) – is set to return for the next instalment of FBAWTFT. Can I get a yaaay for Yates?

Who’s writing the script for Fantastic Beasts 3?


J.K. Rowling will return to pen the third Fantastic Beasts film, and this time she will be working with Steve Kloves: screenwriter of 7/8 Harry Potter films (Order of the Phoenix being the exception).

Where will Fantastic Beasts 3 be set?

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When the first Fantastic Beasts film released, JK Rowling announced that the films would be set across the globe. The third Fantastic Beasts film will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will offer us an insight into a whole other side of the Wizarding World than what we’ve seen so far.


“As with the first two films, the third will take us to new continents, exploring wizarding cultures across the globe. The first Fantastic Beasts film introduced us to American wizarding life in 1927 New York, the second took us to Paris, and we can now reveal that the third film will officially be visiting… Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!” Wizarding World

J.K Rowling recently teased the location of FB3 by changing her Twitter header to an image depicting Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s. This also confirmed the film will follow the characters into a new decade.

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Who’s in Fantastic Beasts 3?

The primary cast from the first two films will all return – this includes Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

Who is Professor Eulalie ‘Lally’ Hicks?

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Jessica Williams will also return after her brief appearance in The Crimes of Grindelwald. Williams plays Professor Eulalie ‘Lally’ Hick of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (AKA the American Hogwarts). Apparently her role in Fantastic Beasts 3 is extremely important.


Is Leta LeStrange really dead?

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I really hope not as, IMO, Zoe Kravitz’s spellbinding character was the best thing about Crimes of Grindelwald.

Lucky for me, recent reports are suggesting that Kravitz is scheduled to return as Leta LeStrange meaning there’s still hope that she’s still alive. She has said her ‘death’ was a “last-minute thing”.

Here’s hoping her appearance is more than a lame flashback.

When is the Fantastic Beasts 3 release date?

Originally due to be released in November 2020 (now a slot taken-up by Warner Bros’ Dune remake), the third chapter of the Fantastic Beasts franchise will begin filming in January 2020 and is expected to release in theatres on 12th November 2021.


What will Fantastic Beasts 3 be called?

The only thing I know so far about part 3 of the Harry Potter spin-off story is that it’ll carry the Fantastic Beasts moniker just as the first two films did.


When will the Fantastic Beasts 3 book be available?

Just like its predecessors, the FB3 book is scheduled to release around the same time as its namesake flick.

It’s sad because I’m already excited to see the new art deco cover.

Is this the last Fantastic Beasts film?

In short: no. JK Rowling revealed just before the first film was released that she had five films mapped out for the Fantastic Beasts film series.