The Third Installment in the Fantastic Beasts series Will be Released Next Month.

The Third Installment in the Fantastic Beasts series Will be Released Next Month.

Tony Reynoso, Senior

Hogwarts professor, Albus Dumbledore, discovers that the corrupt dark wizard, Grindelwald, is planning to take control of the wizarding world. Unfit to foil his scheme alone, he confides in his previous understudy, Newt Scamander, to lead a fearless team of adept wizards. On their journey, they confront a variety of dangerous creatures and beasts, battling against Grindelwald’s newly formed and continuously growing army of evil wizards.  

There will be many returning cast members in this third sequel to the Fantastic Beasts series. Eddie Redmayne will be making a return as famous Magizoologist Newt Scamander along with actress Katherine Waterson as Newt’s love interest, Tina Goldstein. Joining them will be newly casted Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald taking over Johnny Depp’s role. Ezra Miller returns as Credence Barebone, but who is alleged to be Aurelius Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore’s long-lost brother. 

The role of the Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald was originally played by actor Johnny Depp, but he was fired from the production due to an incident in court when a UK jury had not taken Depp’s side in a defamation case against a UK tabloid that referred to Depp as a “Wife Beater.” When the case came to an end, Depp concurred with Warner Bros with the decision to leave the role of Grindelwald.

Senior, Nathan Golden, is very excited to see the new Fantastic Beasts film: “I think this series is really good, and I love how it plays into the backstory of characters from the Harry Potter movies. The thing I’m looking forward to the most is Dumbledore’s origin.”

As of mid-February, the film has not yet been rated and is set to release nationwide on April 15th, 2022.