Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Details for 3rd ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film

If you loved the first two installments of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wizarding World continuation films, we’ve got some good news for you. If you DIDN’T like the first two-of-five Fantastic Beasts films, we’ve got some not so great news for you.

In an official press release shared out this morning, WB revealed that production is ramping up for the 3rd film, and has an expected theatrical premiere date. The announcement was made today by President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment for Warner Bros., Ron Sanders.

Sanders said, “J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey. Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.”

Production on the new film is expected to begin in Spring 2020.

“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated. “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”

The film was previously set to start production in the fall, with a release date 0f Nov. 20th 2020, but that’s changed, too.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently set to hit theaters on November 12th, 2021.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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