'Fantastic Beasts 3': Release, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the five-part Harry Potter prequel

The third part of Fantastic Beasts is locked for a 2021 release and will look to provide answers to a series of unanswered threads from its predecessor, 'The Crimes of Grindelwald'.

 'Fantastic Beasts 3' now has a release date. While the second installment of the trilogy, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', met with mixed reviews, it did manage to rake in over $653 million worldwide, making it the tenth-highest-grossing film of 2018. With three more films to go in the five-part Harry Potter prequel, J.K. Rowling revealed on December 10last year that she had finished writing the third movie. And with that, here's what we know about the movie so far. 

Release date:

The movie is set for release in November 21, 2021, with the filming set to start in 2020. 

Plot: 

While there is no official word on the plot, there are a few unanswered questions that will most likely be covered in the upcoming film.  To start off with it was shown that Credence and Queenie have joined Grindelwald while Newt and his brother Theseus are committed to taking on the dark wizard. The film also showed that Dumbledore was working on breaking his blood pact with Grindelwald and the third part might tell us if he will be successful in his attempts to do so. Also, it remains to be seen if the Newt-Theseus duo manages to hold their own and give Grindelwald a fight.  Also, with more fantastic beasts set to come in, Nagini, in all likelihood will be one of them.

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) (Source: IMDb)

Cast:

The last movie saw the death of Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), but the remaining characters are set for a return. Johnny Depp will reprise his role as the infamous, Gellert Grindelwald, the powerful dark wizard who caused mass violence, terror and chaos around the globe, seeking to lead a new Wizarding World Order based on his strong belief in wizarding superiority.  Eddie Redmayne too returns to play Newt Scamander, as will Katherine Waterson as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander and, finally,  Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore.

At the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it was seen that Credence (Ezra Miller) sided with the dark wizard. (IMDb)

Director/Writer: 

David Yates started off with 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' and 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', along with both the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' installments.  He then came back to direct the first two prequels in the 'Fantastic Beasts' series and it does look like he will helm the third project as well, which is written by J.K. Rowling.

Trailer: 

Given that the movie has a 2021 release date, there is still no official footage, but there are bits and pieces of information doing the rounds that the third part is set to take place on Brazil. 

Watch this space for more updates on 'Fantastic Beasts 3'.


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