‘Fantastic Beasts’ 3 Release Date Set For November 2021

A release date has finally been set for the third installment of “Fantastic Beasts.” The movie starring Eddie Redmayne as the soft-spoken magizoologist Newt Scamander will be back on the big screen by Nov. 12, 2021.

According to The Wrap, production for “Fantastic Beasts” 3 is expected to start by spring 2020.  This movie will be follow up to the film that hit theaters last November 2018 and earned around $653 million at the box office.

“Fantastic Beast” 3 will be the third of a planned five-film release. Redmayne and Law, are expected to return to reprise their roles. David Yates, who directed the first two “Fantastic Beasts,” will also be returning for the third installment. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling will still write the screenplay.

“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” Warner Bros head Toby Emmerich said 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.”

“Fantastic Beasts” 3 was originally set to start production this fall but the studio announced it is pushing back the film in the release schedule. The people behind the movie were accorded time to fine tune the script and look into the notes.

However, according to Forbes, Warner Bros decided to delay the film due to the less than appealing turnout for the second “Fantastic Beasts.” The studio originally wanted to release the films in this franchise with a two-year gap but it could risk dropping its box office returns even worse than it did.

The movie is a spin-off of the “Harry Potter” series and follows the adventures of the magizoologist who studies and captures escaped magical creatures. The events in the movie take place in the 1920s and introduced younger characters beloved in the “Harry Potter” universe, such as Dumbledore.