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When is Fantastic Beasts 3 coming out? Release date, rumors & more

Published: 9/Sep/2020 1:55

by Bill Cooney


We finally have a solid window for when we could see the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts movie series come out. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3, including plot details, casting news and when we could see an exact release date for the film.

The Fantastic Beasts series is separate from the Harry Potter films, but both are based on books written by author J.K. Rowling and set in the same magical universe.


After the first film released in 2016 to a mediocre box office – at least nothing like the Harry Potter series- there was some doubt whether or not we would see all of the five promised movies actually happen.

It seems Warner Brothers is in it for the long haul though, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 set for release next year. This breaks with the 2-year release cycle we’ve seen so far with the films, but that has been blamed partly on a delay in filming due to ongoing current events.

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Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently set for release sometime in 2021.

Fantastic Beasts 3 release date

For a bit after the release of the second movie, there were rumors that we would see the third installment’s premiere sometime in 2020, following the same, two-year release cycle as the first two.

Warner Brothers have since confirmed, though, that Fantastic Beasts 3 will be released on November 12, 2021, with filming starting during Spring 2020. Star Dan Fogler revealed in an interview that the studio made the change because the cast needed “more time to prep.”

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Dan Fogler (far left) plays Jacob Kowalski in the Fantastic Beasts films.

Fantastic Beasts 3 official trailer

Unfortunately, there have been no official teasers or trailers released for the third Fantastic Beasts movie as of yet. We will update this as soon as the first promo videos are unveiled.


Fantastic Beasts 3 Casting News

Eddie Redmayne will be returning as Newt Scamander, English Wizard, and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Dan Fogler, obviously, will be back as Polish-born wizard Jacob Kowalski, and Katherine Waterston will also be coming back as Porpentina Goldstein.

It wouldn’t be a story set in the Harry Potter universe without Dumbledore, and it’s confirmed Jude Law will be reprising his role as the much-younger version of the legendary Hogwart’s headmaster.

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Jude Law as a younger Dumbledore in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The one and only Johnny Depp will also be back as main villain Gellert Grindelwald, one of the most powerful dark wizards at the time that the movies take place.


What will Fantastic Beasts 3 be about?

While we still have a long while to wait before any solid plot details emerge, but JK Rowling has revealed on Twitter that it will be set during the 1930’s in Rio de Janeiro. The author has also noted in the past that all five films will cover a period leading up to 1945, when the last one will take place.

As the middle movie in the series then, we wouldn’t expect to see any climactic battles happening between Dumbledore and Grindelwald just yet, but the series’ cast adventuring around the city and beaches of Rio does sound like a truly “fantastic” setting.


So there you have it; that’s everything we know about Fantastic Beasts 3 so far. Keep your eyes open for more news as we head into the new year. We’ll make sure to update you on any further developments as the November 12, 2021 steadily approaches.
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Star Wars insider drops big spoiler on Ahsoka’s Mandalorian S2 appearance

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Star Wars fanatics hoping for some more news on the popular character Ahsoka Tano ahead of The Mandalorian Season 2 should strap themselves in, because an insider has leaked huge news.

Ahsoka has been a fan-favorite since the days of Star Wars Clone Wars and eventually continued her story arc into Rebels. Now, while it had already been confirmed that Ahsoka would be in The Mandalorian, we have new info about just how big her role will be.


In a now-deleted tweet, reporter and insider John Campea posted a list of five things about The Mandalorian Season 2, including a claim that Ahsoka would have a small scene in a single episode.

He noted that one of the five things he posted was a lie, but when questioned about whether the Ahsoka info wasn’t truthful, he claimed that, “you had a 20% chance of guessing which one wasn’t true… and you didn’t get it.”

John Campea confirms Ahsoka
John Campea seemed to confirm Ahsoka will be in Season 2.

This suggests that Ahsoka will in fact have a small role, however, the length of the scene may be a bit controversial.

According to Campea, Ahsoka will be in only “one episode” and it’s not exactly a “cameo.”

So, for fans hoping for a little more than just a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene, you’re going to have to wait for another show or movie.

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Ahsoka isn’t exactly a “cameo” according to insider John Campea.

“I think you’ll be happy regardless,” Campea wrote to a fan not pleased with the news. “One episode and all.”

As for when she will appear, as Dexerto previously noted, Dave Filoni inked the season’s fifth episode and Ahsoka is his favorite, having introduced her way back in The Clone Wars.

Star Wars and Disney have pulled off small interconnected semi-cameos from animated shows before. For example, the Ghost from Rebels is seen briefly in Rogue One.

Campea says fans will be happy with Ahsoka in Mandalorian
Campea thinks fans will still be happy she shows up.

As always, take this information with a grain of salt, especially as it comes from a deleted tweet, but nonetheless, this is big news for Star Wars fans if it ends up being accurate.

The Mandalorian Season 2 kicks off October 30 on Disney Plus.