The third installment in theFantastic Beasts franchise has been pushed back to 2022. Originally, the release date for the film was November 12, 2021, but with the pandemic and the exit of Johnny Depp, they had to push it back.
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Johnny Depp, has been asked to step down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald, due to recent allegations from a court case stating that he has abused his wife in the past. According to Depp, when they asked him to remove himself from the film, he respected their wishes and agreed. Now, they are currently in the process of re-casting the role of Grindelwald. The rest of the cast will be reprising their roles for the third film.
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The film is currently in production and the director from the first two films, David Yates, is back to direct. Steve Kloves is working with JK Rowling to write the script. Rowling wrote the first two films herself. The first film was a box office hit and made $800 million dollars, but, due to the mixed reactions, the second film only brought in $654 million. Maybe this time around the film will be much better and make more sense, and more money! They sure have a big plot hole to dig themselves out of. These films were supposed to make up for the fact that we didn’t get a series about James, Sirius, Teddy, and Lily, but instead they gave us this… and sadly, it is quite disappointing. But, as dedicated fans, we have a binding contract to continue watching these films.