Although many fans were saddened by the decision to recast Fantastic Beasts villain Gellert Grindelwald for Fantastic Beasts 3, the possibility of Mads Mikkelsen from Hannibal is definitely appealing. Putting away the suspense, many are curious as to how Mikkelsen will be used in the upcoming sequel, and now, returning Fantastic Beasts star Katherine Waterston has announced that she will have no scenes with the actor.
Porpentina Goldstein, Waterston’s witch and former Auror, will not feature alongside Mikkelsen’s villain, which is shocking considering that Queenie (Alison Sudol) switched to Grindelwald’s side in the hopes of continuing her relationship with No-Maj Jacob Kowalski in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Dan Fogler).
Fans of the Fantastic Beasts franchise were shocked to learn that Warner Bros. had asked Johnny Depp to leave his role as the main antagonist. The intention had been for Depp to play the role for the rest of the season, but that changed when the actor lost a libel lawsuit against a British newspaper. Mads Mikkelsen was soon speculated for the role before it was formally confirmed as Depp’s replacement.
Fantastic Beasts 3: Production Status
The production of Fantastic Beasts 3 was temporarily paused, with Warner Bros. forced to pause filming on the new wizarding world sequel due to health and safety steps put in place in light of the current global crisis. Filming has already started in the United Kingdom, but it is expected to be put on hold for at least two weeks.
Fantastic Beasts 3: Plot Details
Although plot specifics for Fantastic Beasts 3 are still being kept under wraps, the film will undoubtedly continue to lead up to World War II and the parallel wizarding war. There are plans in the works for up to five films in the franchise, with Katherine Waterston announcing that David Yates will direct them all.
Fantastic Beasts 3: Release Date And Cast
Newt Scamander is played by Eddie Redmayne, Dumbledore is played by Jude Law, Gellert Grindelwald is played by Mads Mikkelsen, Credence is played by Ezra Miller, Queenie Goldstein is played by Alison Sudol, Jacob Kowalski is played by Dan Fogler, and Tina Goldstein is played by Katherine Waterston in Fantastic Beasts 3. J.K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series, is co-writing the screenplay with Steve Kloves, and David Yates will direct the film again. There’s no information about whether this wait will cause the film’s release date to be pushed back; for now, Fantastic Beasts 3 is expected to hit theaters on July 15th, 2022.