What We Know About The 3Rd 'Fantastic Beasts' Movie, So Far

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Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. There are five total "Fantastic Beasts" movies in the works, spanning "19 years," J.K. Rowling said.

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The "Harry Potter" spin-off franchise is expected khổng lồ culminate in 1945, the same year that Albus Dumbledore dueled Gellert Grindelwald.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to lớn Find Them," released in 2016, was set in thủ đô new york in 1927. The 2018 sequel took magizoologist Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) lớn Paris.

Rowling previously hinted at the third movie"s location in November 2018, when she changed her Twitter header to an image of Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s.

Back in October 2016, she also alluded to lớn Italy và Germany being major settings for the sequels.

Jessica Williams' character, charms professor Eulalie "Lally" Hicks, will play a more significant part in the upcoming movie.


Jessica Williams had a cameo in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." Warner Bros.

Lally is a teacher at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft và Wizardry, located in North America.

She briefly appeared in "Crimes of Grindelwald" when alchemist Nicolas Flamel spoke khổng lồ Lally via her portrait inside a book.

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On Twitter, Rowling said that "you only see a HINT of Lally in Fantastic Beasts 2. Her true glory is revealed in FB3."

The role of villain Grindelwald will be played by Mads Mikkelsen following Johnny Depp's departure from the franchise.


Gellert Grindelwald will now be played by Mads Mikkelsen following Johnny Depp's exit from the franchise. Warner Bros.; Joel C. Ryan/Invision/AP

In November 2020, Depp posted a typed letter on Instagram, revealing that Warner Bros. (the studio behind the movies) asked him to resign.

"I wish khổng lồ let you know that I have been asked to lớn resign by Warner Bros. From my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts & I have respected & agreed lớn that request," Depp wrote.

The actor"s exit from the franchise came days after he lost a libel case against the publishers of the UK newspaper The Sun, which described him as a "wife-beater" in an article.

Depp has repeatedly denied allegations made by "Aquaman" actress Amber Heard, whom he wed in 2015. She filed for divorce in 2016 and has since accused the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star of domestic abuse.

J.K. Rowling previously defended Depp"s controversial casting & said that she had seen the "evidence" and knew he was falsely accused. Meanwhile, "Fantastic Beasts" star Ezra Miller said that none of the cast members were consultedabout Depp"s involvement in the franchise.

In his letter, Depp said that the court decision "will not change my fight to lớn tell the truth & I confirm that I plan to lớn appeal."

As for what will happen lớn Depp"s role in the movies, a Warner Bros. Spokesperson told ongirlgames.com: "We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. "Fantastic Beasts 3" is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast."

Weeks later, Warner Bros. Confirmed that "Hannibal" star Mikkelsen will replace Depp in the movie.