The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series began filming in September 2020 after a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been reported that filming will take place at least partially in Berlin, Germany, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In November, Johnny Depp resigned from his role of Gellert Grindelwald and Mads Mikkelsen was selected to replace him. In early 2021, both Richard Coyle and Oliver Masucci revealed that they are part of the Fantastic Beasts 3 cast. Masucci announced he will be playing the Head of the International Confederation of Wizards, while Coyle has yet to release his character’s name. Filming was set to wrap up the first week of February until a member of the cast tested positive for COVID and production was halted. The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, has a release date of April 15, 2022, which is much earlier than fans had expected.
Here’s a sneak peek of the plot revealed to us:
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?