After a series of delays due to ongoing global conditions, Fantastic Beasts 3 has finally started filming in the UK, and now Eddie Redmayne has teased details of some of the action sequences that will feature in the highly anticipated sequel. While not allowed to go into too much detail, the actor does reveal that water will play a role in Newt Scamander’s ongoing adventures.
“I can’t tell you anything but the fact that I think I have night shots in Watford, in Leavesden, [England], which we had to photograph in water in the summer. But now, clearly due to lockdown and the movie’s shutdown, they are being shot in early December. And suddenly you find yourself swimming outside in the British winter. What can I tell you about the plot? Not much, buddy. I mean, if you come over for dinner, I can tell you. Except – I can’t because that would be the NDA that I signed. “
Unfortunately for Eddie RedmayneThese water-based scenes were initially planned to be filmed over the summer, but the global situation has left the actor immersed in the frigid waters of a British winter. Unfortunately, Redmayne is no longer allowed to give away much because of the secrecy surrounding the plot Fantastic Beasts 3, but no doubt the series will feature some sort of mystical magical underwater creature.
Fantastic Beasts 3 recently began filming after a production slowdown, seeing the return of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Dumbledore, Ezra Miller as Credence, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling will co-write the screenplay with Steve Kloves, with returning director David Yates at the helm.
The film also features the debut of Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen as the villain Gellert Grindelwald. Mikkelsen was infamously cast in the role following the firing of Johnny Depp, who had portrayed the character in both 2016’s so far. Fantastic beasts and where to find them and its 2018 sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Fans of the franchise were shocked to learn that Depp was released by Warner Bros. had been asked to step down from the role of the central villain, and the decision was met with widespread criticism, despite Mikkelsen being the perfect actor to take over.
Since Mikkelsen was officially cast in the role, he has offered some insight into how Grindelwald’s character will change and how the trade will be achieved. “Well, it will be me, so that’s a difference,” said the actor. “No, this is the tricky part. We’re still working on it. There has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I’m going to do. And at the same time I have to make it my own. But we also have to find some links. [to the previous version of the character] and some bridges so that it does not completely separate from what he has already masterfully achieved. “
Fantastic Beasts 3 will hit theaters on July 15, 2022. This is made available to us thanks to Variety.
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