Fantastic Beasts 4
There have been three Fantastic Beasts movies to date and if you’re a fan of the franchise, you will be keen to go back into JK Rowling’s world to see the next adventure of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
But will there be a Fantastic Beasts 4? Here’s what we know at the time of writing.
What are the Fantastic Beasts movies about?
The Fantastic Beasts movies act as prequels to the Harry Potter movies that came before them. They are centred around Newt Scamander, an introverted wizard and magizoologist (a collector of magical creatures), who is called upon by his former professor Albus Dumbledore to defeat Gellert Grindelwald, a dark wizard who has plans to rule over the muggle world.
Does Newt defeat Grindelwald? Well, there will be no spoilers here but if you have seen the most recent movie in the franchise, you will know that several major plot points were tied up, even if a few others remained tantalisingly open.
Will there be a Fantastic Beasts 4?
At the time of writing, there is no news of a fourth movie.
There were supposed to be five movies in the Fantastic Beasts franchise but after the box office and critical disappointment of the most recent movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the future of the series now seems to be in question.
Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav is interested in working on more movies within the Harry Potter universe, according to this article at Variety, but there is no indication that these movies will be a continuation of the Fantastic Beasts saga. It might be that Zaslav is keen to distance the studio from any follow-up films after the recent controversies surrounding Credence actor Ezra Miller and the recasting of Grindelwald which upset a lot of fans.
Still, if Warner Bros does return to the wizarding world of Harry Potter in the future, we might still see Newt Scamander and his friends again at some point, even if they aren’t the main focus of any new movies.
What could happen in Fantastic Beasts 4?
As the Fantastic Beasts movies aren’t based on a set of novels, it’s difficult to know what might happen in the sequel if it is given the green light. We know from Harry Potter lore that Grindelwald and Dumbledore will have a climactic battle that sees one of them become the victor but there is no guarantee that this will happen in the next movie.
Who could appear in Fantastic Beasts 4?
We imagine most of the main stars would return for the next outing if it does ever happen. This would include Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald, Katherine Waterstone as Tina Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski.
We aren’t sure if Ezra Miller will take on the role of Credence again, not only because of his controversial behaviour but because his character appeared to be dying at the end of the third film.
This is all we know for now but if we do hear news of a fourth Fantastic Beasts movie, we will update this page with the relevant information.
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