8:35am PT by Etan Vlessing
'Fantastic Beasts 3' Gets 2021 Release Date
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a Nov. 12, 2021 release date for the third Fantastic Beasts film as audiences return to J.K. Rowling's cinematic Wizarding World.
"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," Ron Sanders, president, worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment at Warner Bros. said in a statement.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is part of a five-film series, with production expected to begin in spring 2020. "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," Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group said in his own statement.
The second installment of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , starred Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp and was penned by Rowling.