Fantastic Beasts 3 (2022)

Fantastic Beasts franchise is going to introduce the fans to a new Wizarding World. This film is unofficially titled Fantastic Beasts 3. This film is the third movie in a five-part series and a sequel to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). But in the list of Wizarding World franchise, this film is the eleventh movie overall. David Yates is directing this film. The story is taken from J. K. Rowling. David Heyman, J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram are producing this film under the banner of Heyday Films. 

Warner Bros. Pictures announced the confirmation of a third film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in October 2014. Principal photography of this film was first planned to start on 16 March. But Warner Bros. Pictures had to postpone the production for Covid-19 Pandemic. Official filming finally started in September 2020. Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing this upcoming film on 15 July 2022 in the United States of America. 

Synopsis of Fantastic Beasts 3 (2022) Movie

Fantastic Beasts 3 will show us the new adventures of Newt Scamander. The events of this film take place several years after the previous film. Director David Yates confirmed that every movie of this franchise will be set in a new city. The events of the first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them took place in the Wizarding World of New Work. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald showed us the Wizarding World’s versions of Paris. But this time Newt Scamander will explore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and experience a new Wizarding World. This film will show us how the Wizarding World was involved in World War II. All the previous films of the Fantastic Beasts franchise centered around Newt Scamander’s adventures. But this film will be more about the future of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. It may show us the relation between Grindelwald and Adolf Hitler.

Eddie Redmayne is returning to reprise his role as Newt Scamander. In October 2018, Johnny Depp confirmed that we might see him in the third installment too in his role as Grindelwald. Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Katherine Waterstone (Tina), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), and Jude Law (Dumbledore) and Jessica Williams (Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks) will be joining them. Lally may have a bigger role in this third film.

Story of Fantastic Beasts 3 (2022):

The first film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise was set in 1926 and it was in America. And the 2nd film traveled to Paris in 1927. According to Rowling’s Twitter activity, we can guess that Fantastic Beasts 3 will show us Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s. This film is set-up for World War II.

Though we know very little about the plot of Fantastic Beasts 3, we can take some hint from The Crimes of Grindelwald. This film will focus more on Johnny Depp as the main antagonist Gellert Grindelwald. This dark wizard has taken Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone (aka Aurelius Dumbledore) under his deadly wing. We saw Credence Barebone in the first two films. But those films did not give us a clear idea about who Credence Barebone is. But Fantastic Beasts 3 is going to answer all the questions created by the previous films. While describing Fantastic Beasts 3, J. K. Rowling said, ‘Answers are given.’ Claudia Kim will be an important character in this film. Fans want to know the story behind her and how she becomes Lord Voldemort’s subservient serpent Nagini. 

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, every character did not survive. In that film, Leta Lestrange died while helping others to escape from Grindelwald. She may not be seen in the third film.

The primary focus of this film will be Dumbledore. He will be seen breaking his pact with Grindelwald. This is a magical blood pact with Grindelwald created by Dumbledore to prevent chaos between wizards. The film’s story will be about Jude Law’s young Dumbledore.

Fantastic Beasts 3 will cover 19 years of Wizarding World history. The timeline of the Fantastic Beasts is between 1926 to 1945. So, it seems like we will see Tom Riddle, the future Lord Voldemort, and Hagrid. Because in those years, both of them were studying in Hogwarts.

The Film’s Content Analysis:

  • Cinematography: British cinematographer George Richmond is doing the cinematography of this film.
  • Editing: Mark Day is the editor of Fantastic Beasts 3. This British Editor has previously worked in the final four Harry Potter films and the first two films of the Fantastic Beasts series.
  • Writing: Wizarding World inventor J. K. Rowling has written the story and the script of this film. Rowling previously wrote the script for the first two films in this prequel franchise. In November 2019, Steve Kloves joined Rowling as a co-writer. He served as a screenwriter on the Harry Potter films as well.
  • Directing: David Yates who was with the Harry Potter franchise since 2007 is the director of Fantastic Beasts 3. He helmed every movie from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Casting of Fantastic Beasts 3 (2022):

  • Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander: Eddie Redmayne is going to reprise his role as Newt Scamander. He is a British Ministry of Magic employee in the Beasts Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. He is also a self-proclaimed magizoologist. 
  • Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald: Johnny Depp previously played Gellert Grindelwald in the first two films of this franchise. But we are not sure if he is coming back to reprise his role. Mads Mikkelsen may replace Depp. 
  • Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore: He is an extremely influential and powerful wizard in the British Wizarding World. He is also a professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 
  • Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein: Tina Goldstein is a promoted MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) Auror.
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski: Jacob Kowalski is a No-Maj veteran of World War I. He is a bakery owner and Newt Scamander’s friend.
  • Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein: She is the younger sister of Tina. She is a powerful natural Legilimens. But she joins Grindelwald to make her dream comes true but she has to abandon his sister and lover. 
  • Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone / Aurelius Dumbledore: He is the disturbed adopted child of Mary-Lou Barebone, severely abused and downtrodden. 
  • Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander: Theseus is Newt Scamander’s older brother who is also a dedicated and loyal employee in the British Ministry of Magic. 
  • Jessica Williams as Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks: Professor Eulalie is a professor of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Victoria Yeates as Bunty: Bunty is Newt Scamander’s assistant.
  • Music: James Newton Howard is the music composer of this film. He has also scored Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
  • Theme: Fantastic Beasts 3 is one of the 5 movies of Harry Potter’s prequel series. All the previous films of this fantasy drama were rated PG-13. This third installment is expected to be rated PG-13 too. This film will show some action violence but surely it will be full of magic and thrills. 

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Unlikely the films of the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald could not do its best at the box office. Maybe it got the worst rating in the box office comparing to the other Harry Potter Films. But from the little-known hints, we can expect that Fantastic Beasts 3 will be a big surprise for the fans with several plot twists. It is planned that the Fantastic Beasts franchise will have at least five movies. So, surely we will get more Wizarding World movies to give us a magical experience.