Fantastic Beasts: The Third Film Will Be Set In Brazil And Starts Shooting Next Spring

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

by James White |
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With all involved in making the Fantastic Beasts films needing to delay a little because of the heavy workload, we now know that the third movie will finally kick off shooting in the spring. And Deadline reports that Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander and the rest will be off to a new location, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

That follows New York and Paris, with the likes of Katherine Waterston's Tina, Alison Sudol's Queenie, Dan Fogler's Jacob, Ezra Miller's Credence/Aurelius, Jude Law's Dumbledore and Johnny Depp's Grindelwald all back. Deadline has also learned that Jessica Williams' Professor Eulalie "Lally" Hicks, one of the teachers at US Hogwarts equivalent Ilvermorny, will have a bigger role this time after a brief appearance in The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

While it has been suggested that a refresh behind the scenes might benefit the series the way that switching out directors in the Harry Potter series helped boost the movies' energy and quality levels, David Yates is returning to direct, with the script by Potter creator JK Rowling and Steve Kloves, the veteran Potter screenwriter who returns to collaborate after largely serving as producer on the previous Beasts.

The movie has a release date set for 12 November, 2021.

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