After their multiple delays, Fantastic Beasts 3 is finally about to start filming for its November 2021 release.
One star from their second movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, confirmed that he is returning although he has no idea what he is in for.
Callum Turner plays Theseus Scamander, he is the older brother of Eddie Redmayne’s main character, Newt Scamander.
We know that Theseus is an Auror, and both the brothers seem to carry a torch for Zoe Kravitz’s Leta Lestrange. Theseus was engaged to Leta in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald but then we saw that she sacrificed herself and at least appeared to die.
It is not clear if we will see Leta again in any kind of form. But one thing is for sure that Theseus will return. We last saw him at the Hogwarts with Newt and Team Dumbledore, with Credence and Quennie at Nurmengard on Team Grindelwald.
Well, we know that Callum Turner recently talked to Yahoo Movies UK to promote his new movie, Emma. During that discussion, the actor was asked if he would return in Fantastic Beasts 3, and then the actor replied that he would be returning in about six weeks.
This interview was conducted on January 15th, so six weeks from that point would fit with the late February 2020 filming start date.
It is said that the movie was going to start filming in the summer of 2019 but that was delayed due to fall, due to the ‘gigantic’ size of the production.
That is what Dan Fogler said, adding that the cast of the movie was told the third movie was going to be twice the size of their second one. Dan Fogler is about half his size from the second movie after losing a ton of weight.
However, the filming did not start in fall 2019, it was then delayed to spring 2020. Not only this, J.K Rowling was revealed to still be working on the script and this time, Warner Bros. got her back-up from the Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves.
She wrote the previous two Fantastic Beasts on her own, but disappointment over her performance of the second film seems to be the real reason for Fantastic Beasts 3 delay, to make sure that they make the best movie possible.