Fantastic Beasts Director Says Harry Potter Spin-Off Is “Parked,” So Don’t Expect One Ever

David Yates, the director of all three Fantastic Beasts films, revealed that the franchise is currently “parked” and was initially unaware of JK Rowling’s five-film plan for the series.

In an interview with Total Movie (through different), Yates explained that the Fantastic Beasts team is currently on hiatus by saying:

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“We made three movies, the last one through a pandemic, and it was a lot of fun but it was hard. We actually filmed when there was no vaccine. Thank you, no one got sick, but we had the most detailed protocols in place. We’re all very proud of (‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’), and when it went out into the world, we just had to stop and stop and slow down.”

Many fans began to speculate whether Fantastic Beasts will receive another film due to the poor performance of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore at the box office. When the film initially came out, it was profitable $43 domestically at the box office, which would be better if it cost $200 million.

Further in the interview, Yates said, “The idea of ​​having five films was a surprise to most of us.” The news was first revealed to Yates during the press screening. No one told Yates that JK Rowling intended to have films even though production had already begun on the first film.

“Nobody told us there were five, we committed at first … I’m sure at some point, we’ll come back. But yeah, I didn’t talk to Jo, I didn’t’ I told (producer) David Heyman, no I’m still talking to Warner Bros.; we’re just on hold. It’s great.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore was released last year, and in our review, Chris E. Hayner wrote “Once upon a time, the Wizarding World was a crown jewel movie franchise that seemed unstoppable. Gone are the days , however, and what we’re left with is a lackluster trilogy of films that pale in comparison to the original series.

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