We now know when the third film in the Fantastic Beasts trilogy plans to begin filming. Star Dan Fogler revealed the timeframe for filming is February 2020.
“We haven’t started filming yet. We start in February,” Fogler announced at Boston LeakyCon 2019. “Last we heard, J.K. … she’s been writing furiously, everyone was really happy with what she submitted, and we’re all just waiting for the new script. And that’s where we’re at.
News of a halt on production of Fantastic Beasts 3 was revealed in January, with Warner Bros. reportedly needing more time to prepare. This led to the release date being moved from 2020 to Nov 12, 2021.
The Fantastic Beasts movies have made a combined $1.46 billion worldwide. Adding that to the $7.7 billion made by the Harry Potter films, Rowling's Wizarding World franchise has grossed nearly $9.2 billion globally.
The Fantastic Beasts series stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the wizard adventurer who captures and catalogs mystical beasts. Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Johnny Depp also star.
David Yates is still expected to direct Fantastic Beasts 3, and Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling is writing the script. The release date for the film was recently delayed until Nov. 12, 2021.