The third installment of the ‘Harry Potter’ prequel saga features Mads Mikkelsen as the dark wizard and Eddie Redmayne again as the famous magizoologist. The film opens on July 15, 2022.
Fantastic Beasts 3, the third installment in the Harry Potter prequel saga, plans to land in theaters on July 15, 2022. David Yates returns behind the cameras of this film that he directs from a script written by JK Rowling and Steve Kloves. The film will mark Mads Mikkelsen’s debut in the role of Gellert Grindelwald and in this new chapter of the franchise he will go head-to-head with magizoologist Newt Scamander ( Eddie Redmayne ) in an epic finale. At least, that’s what USA Today indicates.
The aforementioned medium has published an interview with Mikkelsen in which the interpreter has told how the cast has been welcomed with the security measures caused by the coronavirus crisis. “I’m just this guy trying to fill these shoes that someone else has been wearing,” explains the actor about bringing to life the dark wizard played by Johnny Depp in the first two installments Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: Los Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). Depp left the series at the request of Warner Bros. after losing his libel suit against the tabloid The Sun.
“It is difficult to get to three months of filming while replacing someone like that. They did everything possible to make me feel at home and each of them knocks on the door of my trailer.
According to USA Today, “The Eddie Redmayne-led cast went out of their way to welcome him, including the actor they would face on the screen. (Redmayne, like Newt Scamander, went toe-to-toe with Mikkelsen for three weeks straight for the final epic) “.
It is expected that the protagonists of Fantastic beasts fight against the dark wizard. They already had a little face-to-face in the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but it seems that the third installment will elevate the confrontation between both sides.
In the magical world created by Rowling, the duel between Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore – whom Jude Law plays in his young version – is one of the most spectacular in memory. It happened in 1945 before Dumbledore became the headmaster of Hogwarts. It is more than reasonable that the Fantastic Animals saga will put the finishing touch to its story with the fight between these two characters.
As you may recall, Dumbledore and Grindelwald made a blood pact during their teens, when they were great friends. This prevents the two from fighting. Therefore, it seems that that battle referred to by the aforementioned medium does not involve Dumbledore’s involvement. The end of The Crimes of Grindelwald shows that Newt Scamander, with the help of his Niffler, has managed to snatch Grindelwald’s necklace with the blood of the oath. Now Dumbledore must find a way to destroy it in order to fight the dark wizard.
Fantastic Beasts 3 features the returning cast of Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, and Ezra Miller as Credence.