The third installment in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has set a release date of April 15, the studio said Wednesday. That is Easter weekend one year from now for the pic, which presently has a title: “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”
Warners is climbing the film from its past July 15 opening. Keep in mind, all occasion titles on the Warner Bros record are absolutely dramatic one year from now, not day-and-date on HBO Max. Warner Bros previously had Easter weekend on hang on the timetable for an untitled occasion film.
Easter weekend has consistently been a vibrant period for Warner Bros with such outstanding film industry makes a big appearance as “Batman v. Superman” ($166M), “Clash of the Titans” ($61.2M), “Ready Player One” ($47M) and most recently the film that brought moviegoers back from the pandemic, “Godzilla v. Kong” (which made $48M more than five days).
“Fantastic Beasts 3” will go facing DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” through Universal, and Paramount’s Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum adventure film “The Lost City of D.” No word yet on the off chance that those two studios will accomplish something audacious and put the two titles on streaming and in theaters day-and-date.
David Yates gets back to direct “Fantastic Beasts 3.”
Together both “Fantastic Beasts” films have netted a consolidated $1.46 billion around the world. Altogether with the $7.7 billion made by the “Harry Potter” franchise, the Rowling Wizarding Universe counts near $9.2B at the global box office.
In the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series, Eddie Redmayne plays Magizoologist Newt Scamander, an authority and tamer of mystical beasts, who clears his path through the mysterious wizard communities of New York, Paris and London during the late 1920s. The films have additionally featured Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler.
Johnny Depp, who had depicted villain Grindelwald in the franchise, was cut from the most recent film following allegations of being a “wife beater” per the UK courts last November. The part was recast with Mads Mikkelsen.
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