Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the Fantastic Beasts 3 release date has been set for November 12, 2021. The release date marks the opening of the next installment of the cinematic Wizarding World. The announcement was made today by Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.
Sanders said, “J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey. Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.”
Production on the new film is expected to begin in Spring 2020.
“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated. “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”
The second film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, opened in theaters on November 16, 2018 and earned $653.7 million worldwide, with $159.6 million coming from North America and $494.1 million from overseas. That was down from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, which earned $814 million globally, with $234 million from domestic theaters and $580 million from international territories.
The David Yates-directed The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.