Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly pushing back the production start of the third “Fantastic Beasts” film. Originally slated to go before the cameras in July, it now appears the shoot for the “Harry Potter” spin-off won’t begin until late Fall.
The delay is said to be due to the production team needing more pre-production time for the threequel. Actors are being alerted about the push in production in order to change their working schedules. David Yates is still set to direct the film which is likely to be shot at Leavesden studios in the UK.
While the film has been rumored for a late 2020 release, that wasn’t confirmed. The previous film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” made around $650 million at the global box office when it was released last year, even as it managed the worst review aggregate score of any film in the ‘Potter’ franchise.