Fantastic Beasts released in theatres in November 2016. The film franchise is a prequel and a spin-off of the famous Harry Potter movie series. Produced by J.K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts is inspired by Rowling’s 2001 guide book by the same name.

Fantastic Beasts is a series of events that took place before Harry Potter was born. It tells the backstory of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, and other important characters from the Harry Potter film. The film centers around Newt Scamander, a British magizoologist hired by the ministry to round up escaped magical creatures.

With an IMDb rating of 7.3/10 and the Tomatometer at 75%, the film has been a smash hit. So far we’ve seen two films in the franchise and now the fans are eagerly waiting for the third.

So let us dig into the details regarding the release date, cast, and plot for the upcoming film.

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Release Date

Since its debut in 2016, the film franchise has kept a steady rating followed by decent viewership. Fantastic Beasts 3 was originally supposed to release in 2021. However, the coronavirus pandemic has halted every major Hollywood production. As a result, the film has been postponed and will now release on 12th November 2021.

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Plot

The film has introduced a new fan-favorite character in the form of Newt Scamander. The British magizoologist has been the center of attraction throughout the first two films. However, the film’s major focus is on defining the events before Harry Potter.

The second installment introduced key characters in the form of Albus Dumbledore, Aurelius Dumbledore, and Gellert Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts 3 will focus on Albus and Newt trying to find out a way to defeat Grindelwald. Leta sacrificed her life to help Newt and the others escape from the clutches of Grindelwald. However, Creedence and Queenie have sided with Grindelwald whereas Newt stays committed to fighting Grindelwald with his brother Theseus. Grindelwald plans on using Aurelius Dumbledore to destroy the Hogwart’s headmaster. Fantastic Beasts 2 revealed that Credence is Aurelius Dumbledore, Albus’ brother.

Dumbledore is likely to break his blood pact with Grindelwald which prohibits Dumbledore from directly confronting Grindelwald. The next installment is set between the years from 1926-1945. This means we can see Tom Riddle and Hagrid as this is the timeline when they both started studying at Hogwarts. Another thing to look forward to will be Nagini’s backstory and what role Professor Eulalie will have to play as the story goes ahead.

Cast

Grindelwald killed Leta LeStrange in the previous installment. This means Zoe Kravitz won’t be back for the third installment. This is how the cast stands for Fantastic Beasts 3:

  • Eddie Redmayne as Newt
  • Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald 
  • Jude Law as Albus
  • Ezra Miller as Credence/Aurelius Dumbledore
  • Allison Sudol as Queenie
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob
  • Katherine Waterston as Porepentine
  • Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina
  • Jon Voight as Henry
  • Samantha Morton as Mary Lou 
  • Jenn Murray as Chastity
  • Gemma Chan as Madam Ya Zhou

Will There Be A Fantastic Beasts 4?

Yes! There will be a total of 5 films in the franchise!

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