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'Harry Potter' Universe's 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Finally Moves Forward

Production was expected to start earlier this year but was pushed back after 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald fell short of expectations, ending its box office run with $650 million worldwide.

2019-11-04T21:23:00Z

Courtesy : Backstage

It seems the magic wand has finally cast its magic on Fantastic Beasts 3. After constantly being delayed for a long time, the filming for Fantastic Beasts 3 will finally begin filming in the spring of 2020 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

According to a report in Variety, Production was expected to start earlier this year but was pushed back after 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald fell short of expectations, ending its box office run with $650 million worldwide. Fantastic Beasts is intended to be a five-film franchise, but the fact that the series is already starting to show signs of fatigue just two movies has become a potential cause for concern. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them became a hit in 2016, earning over $800 million at the worldwide box office.

The disappointing ticket sales for The Crimes of Grindelwald led to speculation that the studio was taking time to revamp the franchise before moving forward with another costly iteration. Warner Bros. spent nearly $400 million combined to produce the first two tentpoles. The still-untitled threequel is slated to hit theaters in November 2021.

Harry Potter veteran and the director of both previous Fantastic Beasts films, David Yates will be returning to direct the third film as well.

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