Despite having five seasons planned and just released a third, the future for the final two seasons of Fantastic Beasts is bleak.
Fantastic Beasts is a fantasy film series directed by David Yates. This is a prequel to the Harry Potter series, produced by British writer JK Rowling and also penned by the screenplay based on her 2001 book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell in supporting roles. It is the first film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, and the ninth feature film in the Wizarding World franchise.
Recently, the third movie called Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has officially hit theaters. And many people think that the future of the series will be determined by the success or failure of the work.
Accordingly, Warner Bros. is currently not planning to produce Fantastic Beasts 4, although it has confirmed that the series will end in the 5th part, it seems they are waiting for the results of Fantastic Beasts 3 before making a decision. However, it seems that the future of the Fantastic Beasts series is extremely uncertain when the series is entangled in so much controversy.
Summarizing from the news site Variety, Fantastic Beasts has been unstable since the first days of its release due to all kinds of reasons, of which the script content plays only a very small part.
The main cast and private controversies, most recently Ezra’s detention in Hawaii prevented him from attending the film’s premiere and promotion. Previously, Warner Bros. decided to withdraw Johnny Depp from the project because the scandal (without withdrawing the remaining related subjects) was opposed by many people.
JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter) is also the writer of Fantastic Beasts, but she makes the image of the wizarding world gradually deteriorate in the public eye.
Controversy about how to develop characters, holes in the plot lead to the disappointment of wizarding world fans as well as hesitation to wait for a new movie.
Three years of the epidemic caused the film to be delayed, increased the cost of filming, and still affected until now due to the limited operation of cinemas and the epidemic prevention regulations of each country.
Currently Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has just been released and has not been released in some major markets, but on reputable movie review sites, Fantastic Beasts only received extremely modest scores, even badly criticized.
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