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Fantastic Beasts 3 set for 2021 release with production starting in 2020

The third film in the fantasy franchise was originally expected to be released next year.

Fantastic Beasts 3 set for 2021 release with production starting in 2020

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Fantastic Beasts fans will have to wait a little longer as the third film in the franchise is slated to hit cinemas on Nov 12, 2021.

It was originally projected to be released next year. Instead, production for what is known only as Fantastic Beasts 3 is expected to begin in spring of 2020.

According to Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman, Toby Emmerich, this new release date is meant to give the filmmakers “time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans”.

Fantastic Beasts takes place in the Harry Potter universe and is set in the 1920s before the existence of the famous boy wizard. It tells the tale of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by Eddie Redmayne.

The spinoff franchise began in 2016 with the first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; it made US$814 million (S$1.1 billion) worldwide. Last year’s sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, didn’t do as well with just US$653 million collected worldwide.

Source: CNA/yy

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