Fantastic Beasts is Warner Bros’ most “turbulent” film series because of the quality of the work as well as the surrounding controversy.
Fantastic Beasts is a fantasy film series and a prequel to Harry Potter, produced by Warner Bros and written by British writer JK Rowling, based on the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them published by her in 2001.
Warner Bros Pictures announced in September 2013 that JK Rowling would write the script for the first time on the series based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as part of an expanded creative partnership with Rowling. Rowling confirmed that the series will focus on the life of Newt Scamander, despite having the same setting but not related to the Harry Potter film series. The first film takes place 70 years before the Potter series, in 1920s New York.
Currently, Warner Bros. has released the third part of the Fantastic Beasts series with the full name Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, but after its release, the film received a lot of criticism as well as many fans of the series. the wizarding world turned its back, which made Warner Bros think twice about the future of the final two films. Not only because of the poor quality of the work, but Fantastic Beasts is also a series that has encountered a lot of noise since its launch.
It all started in 2018, when the second part of the film was released and received unenthusiastic feedback from the audience, causing WB’s plan to make part 3 to pause instead of immediately shooting as previously announced. .
In 2019, part 3 officially started filming, but the Covid pandemic caused the filming process to be delayed.
In 2020, Johnny Depp lost the lawsuit against The Sun and was convicted by the British Supreme Court as an abuser, an incident that forced Warner Bros to replace his role with actor Mads Mikkelsen. This made many viewers angry.
Also in 2020, JK Rowling was ostracized for her disdain for transgender women. While in her own work, Rowling tries to cram a lot of multi-ethnic and third-gender elements into it.
In 2022, actor Miller was arrested in Iceland for his disruptive behavior at a bar that forced WB to stop working with him.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released and received a rain of “brick” from both critics and viewers because of the poor quality of the work.
Not long ago Ann Sarnoff — the president of WarnerMedia who was responsible for overseeing the Harry Potter wizarding universe — left the company in disarray.
In general, the future of Fantastic Beasts is extremely dark, because the biggest problem of the current work comes from the “trust” of the fans. With even the most loyal fans of the wizarding world no longer interested in this prequel series, it is difficult for Warner Bros to continue to spend extra money and produce new movies.
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