It appears something is moving in the Wizarding World. According to a report by Deadline, the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise has got a new release date. Now that the COVID-19 situation seems to have been slowed down a bit and people are allowed to return to theaters, Warner Bros. can plan to bring audiences back for Fantastic Beasts 3. The movie will hit theaters on Apr. 15. In addition, the upcoming film has finally got an official title. The new installment is called Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
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The David Yates-directed movie had a long-gestating production. Following 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. aimed at a November 2021 release, but the COVID-19 outbreak and some significant changes prevented it from happening. Most of the cast will resume their roles from the previous installments, including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. It won’t happen with Johnny Depp, who has left the project after losing a libel lawsuit against a British tabloid that called him a “wife-beater.” Mads Mikkelsen will now portray Albus Dumbledore’s best friend-turned-bitter-enemy Grindelwald. Depp will still receive his full eight-figure salary for the film.
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