Eddie Redmayne has confirmed that work on Fantastic Beast’s third installment has been resumed after the lockdown, the filming was delayed in 2019 as the film is supposed to be bigger than the last two installments combined. Further delays occurred as the Covid-19 pandemic spread globally and production had to be shut.
Dan Fogler – who plays Jacob Kowalski said that they did not want to “rush” things as this project is comparatively “bigger”, he spoke, “Yeah, we start in the Fall. The movie is going to be gigantic! The reason we were given is that the movie is bigger than the first two combined. They needed more time to prep and they didn’t want to rush anything so they pushed it back.”
Redmayne ensured that the staff was being regularly checked for the virus and that social distancing and all other SOPs were being followed on the set. He said that he thought filming with masks would affect creativity but instead, everyone is pushing their limits and “working at the top of their game”.
He also told CinemaBlend.com, “It’s interesting because we’ve started shooting now. We’re two weeks in, and again, it’s a whole new process. It’s a whole new normal. Testing frequently, masks. And I wondered, actually, whether the masks would affect creativity, in some ways. Maybe that was a bit ignorant, but I just thought, as humans do we need interaction to spark from each other. What is really reassuring is that it is a different process, but it still feels like it’s fizzing and that everyone is working at the top of their game.”
The story is expected to revolve around the relationship between Grindelwald and Dumbledore, played by Johnny Depp and Jude Law respectively.
David Yates will be directing with the award-winning author J.K. Rowling, while David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram producing the film.
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Johnny Depp has requested to postpone his trial as 750 jobs would be affected if the shooting was stopped. Many fans have recognized this humane gesture of the actor and are praising Depp for his decision.