fantastic beasts 3

Mads Mikkelsen might be the new Gellert Grindelwald. The Hannibal and Rogue One actor is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp as the villain in the upcoming David Yates-directed Fantastic Beasts 3 following Depp’s exit last week. Mikkelsen is reportedly at the top of Yates’ list to play Grindelwald, and could join the currently-shooting Fantastic Beasts sequel soon enough for the film to make its summer 2022 release date.

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fantastic beasts 3 johnny depp

Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a legal battle with the British tabloid The Sun after they referred to the actor as a “wife beater,” claiming that he had abused his ex-wife, Aquaman actress Amber Heard. That court case recently came to an end, and a judge ruled that the allegations were “substantially true,” which means Johnny Depp lost the case. And now that ruling has resulted in him losing a job.

Warner Bros. Pictures asked Johnny Depp to resign from his role as the evil wizard Grindelwald in the the Harry Potter spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts, and the actor has obliged. Read More »

fantastic beasts 3 production postponed

A week before the latest installment of the Harry Potter spin-off series was expected to start shooting in the U.K., Warner Bros. has postponed production for Fantastic Beasts 3 amid coronavirus concerns. The film is one of the last major Hollywood releases to delay its shoot to curb the spread of coronavirus, aka COVID-19, following in the steps of other postponed productions like Warner Bros.’ The Batman.

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Harry Potter Store

Accio Harry Potter merchandise! That’s what you’ll be saying when the first ever flagship Harry Potter store is opened by Warner Bros. in New York City this summer.

A press release has announced the opening of an official Harry Potter store that will become a permanent fixture and inevitable tourist attraction in the iconic Flatiron building at 935 Broadway. It will feature the the largest collection of Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts) merchandise in the world, including some items that you’ll only be able to get at this store. Find out more below. Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Trick r’ Treat 2 could still happen, but there’s nothing going on at the moment.
  • Check out a slew of Terminator: Dark Fate posters.
  • New Purge movie finds its lead actress.
  • David Leitch is more than happy to come back for The Matrix 4 – all they have to do is ask.
  • The Croods 2 is still a thing that’s happening, and Kelly Marie Tran has joined the cast.

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fantastic beasts 3 release date

The third entry in the somewhat shaky Fantastic Beasts franchise has conjured up a release date: November 2021. Fantastic Beasts 3, which will eventually have an official, ungainly title, will continue the Harry Potter prequel series from J.K. Rowling and director David Yates. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and all his wizard pals will return once again, like it or not.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The Cabin In The Woods Art Director and Venom VFX Supervisor Join Ghostbusters 3.
  • J.K. Simmons says he knows all there is to know about Ghostbusters 3, but he won’t tell you about it.
  • Woody Harrelson seems to be having a good time shooting Zombieland 2.
  • Kevin Smith shares another pic from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
  • There might be a Leaving Neverland sequel.
  • John Rhys-Davies is down for a Sliders reboot, if anyone wants to get that going.
  • I guess they’re still making Expendables 4?
  • Ralph Fiennes is not cool with anyone else playing Voldemort.
  • Armie Hammer says that Call Me By Your Name sequel probably won’t happen.

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harry potter world building

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.)

Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had, ahem, done their business. The Harry Potter fandom went wild at the prospect of wizards shitting their pants for hundreds of years. It was exactly the kind of world-building misstep for which Rowling had become infamous in recent years: constantly revising the enchanting world she had created until it felt like the entire series was just built out of trivia.

Worse yet, it’s trivia that revises her previously white, previously heterosexual world into one that feels performatively “woke” — as was the case with her most recent egregious piece of trivia: that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had an “intense” sexual relationship, which of course we’ll never get to see onscreen. It’s like if Michaelangelo had kept returning to the Sistine Chapel to layer on more inches of oil paint until his masterpiece became an unrecognizable mess.

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer

After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters, fans were willing to make concessions for a wizarding world movie that was never going to be as good as the Harry Potter franchise. They were even willing to wait for the second chapter in the franchise to deliver on the potential promised by what was meant to be the first of five total films. But unfortunately, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes us wish that we could obliviate ourselves of this entire franchise before it’s truly began, and the folks at Honest Trailers couldn’t agree more.

Watch the Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer below. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho still thinks Star Trek 4 will happen.
  • Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has an update on the epic sequel.
  • Bird Box cast member has an idea for a sequel.
  • Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are planning a new Trip movie.
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 production start has been delayed.
  • Vin Diesel asks for help finding xXx 4 cast members.
  • We might now know the plot of Toy Story 4.

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