The future of the saga Fantastic Beasts is written in dotted lines… After a half-hearted second opus, it was the chaotic production of the third film that came to complete the prequel saga aroundHarry Potter. The much appreciated Johnny DeppGellert Grindelwald was fired by the Warner Brosthe fault of his trial with the actress Amber hearing for domestic violence. He was replaced at short notice by mads Mikkelsen (56 years old).
A decision that has not necessarily been well received by the fans of the actor. Result, the Fantastic Beasts is already reaching the end of its international operation with $366 million in revenuea very low score compared to the first film (814 million) or some Crimes of Grindelwald (654 million). On the critic side, it is also grimace soup with only 47% of positive opinions on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Many will not have understood either the reversal of strategy on the part of the Warnerwho broke away from the character of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to focus on the adversarial relationship between Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald.
The saga was originally supposed to include five films, but it looks like it won’t go further than a trilogy. The performance of Dumbledore’s Secrets fell by almost 67% in its second weekend of operation in the United States.
Many elements should undermine a fourth film. First of all, the controversies over the words of JK. Rowling about the community LGBTQ+ then the scandal Johnny Depp have already come to undermine the franchise. Ezra MillerWho embodies Credenza Barbone / Aurelius Dumbledore was arrested at Hawaii. Conflicts with the law which could be worth to the actor to be dismissed from his role of Barry Allen/Flash for DC Comics.
In addition, the film could be self-sufficient as it concluded the narrative arc of the characters. Dumbledore and Grindelwald have broken their blood pact, the mystery of Splashbackconfirming that he was Aurelius Dumbledore and revealing that he was the nephew from Albus through his brother Aberforth has been resolved and Jacob Kowalski and Queenie Goldstein have been brought together. Finally, the fact that David Yates be monopolized by the shooting of his next film, Bread Hustlerscould spell the end of the wizarding world.