Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters in just over a month, and details of the third entry in the franchise are already surfacing.
This third production is set to shoot it’s film in the summer of 2019, and its release date is set to November 20th, 2020.
Though it’s difficult to make any plot predictions since the second film in the series hasn’t even come out yet, we are able to draw conclusions and make predictions about it based on the cast and their statements.
One of the franchises biggest stars, Johnny Depp, has already released some information about the third film.
In an interview with Collider he said…
“It was amazing. It came out of nowhere. Someone said J.K. Rowling would like to talk to me. I spoke to a few producers and the director and to J.K. and had long conversations basically about the Grindelwald character.
J.K. said something I did not expect to hear because obviously her detail to her characters and those wizarding worlds is astonishing. The fact that she said, “I can’t wait to see what you do with the character.”
Just to hand it off to me with that degree of trust, I was really touched, blown away by that. So I jumped into locating the character and I had my ideas. I came in and it all seemed to work out. Grindelwald is an interesting character.
His intentions in his mind are for the greater good, but there have been other people in world politics and such who felt the same way. [chuckles] He’s very dedicated to his beliefs. He’s not a fun character; he’s not funny.”
He continues to talk of how much he enjoyed playing the role. On this subject he said…
“I loved it yeah. I loved it because that’s really an arena where you can fly around and try different things and approach a character with a lot more…um…to take someone who is teetering on being a fascist, yeah he’s a fascist, he’s one of those, but to play him as a sensitive, concerned yet manipulative and powerful wizard. The possibilities in that world are wide open, so you can really try anything.
So it was a gas and I look forward to the next installment, which I think we start the middle of next year.”
We don’t know much about how the second film will leave us, or any details surrounding the third film in the series, but it would seem we haven’t seen the last of Grindelwald yet.
What’re your thoughts on Depp seemingly being signed on for a third film?
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