Fantastic Beasts 3 scheduled for July 2022 release
Production of the third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise was slated to begin early this year, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed the start of filming until fall
The third instalment of the Fantastic Beast franchise has been officially scheduled for release in July 2022.
Set in the Harry Potter universe, the first film of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on a fictional textbook used by Hogwarts students, was released in 2016, kick-starting a new five-film franchise. The film series acts as a prequel to the popular Harry Potter films
While the second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, debuted in 2018, progress has been slower on the third instalment. Aiming for a November 2021 release, production of the third film was slated to begin early this year, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed the start of filming until fall.
With Johnny Depp's exit from the franchise, production will be further pushed. However, it is said that this will not alter the timeline too much
According to Variety, Fantastic Beasts 3 will be released on July 15, 2022. Notably, the date will mark eleven years of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's release