30 April 2019 at 11:05 GMT
Warner Bros. have officially announced a release date for the third and as-yet untitled Fantastic Beasts film — 12 November 2021. A year later than originally slated, production will begin in the Northern Hemisphere spring of 2020.
The third ‘Beasts’ film will be set in Brazil and, according to actor Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), will be ‘bigger than the first two combined’. The delay is a result of the scale of the picture (the crew ‘didn’t want to rush anything’ adds Fogler), but rumours of script tweaking have also been rampant after Crimes of Grindelwald was poorly received by critics.
Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich added, ‘we are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the Fantastic Beasts series. 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.’