Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that all five movies in the franchise will be largely set in different cities:
“Yes,” Yates replied when asked if each film is set in a different city. “Jo’s already told us where the next one is taking place. It’s very exciting. This is a global story, ultimately. And given that there’s a global audience for this, it’s all the more delightful to take the story to different parts of the world.”
So which cities will the Fantastic Beasts wizard tour go next? That, of course, Yates wouldn’t reveal. But Germany would seem to be a likely target given all the World War II allusions in the story of Grindelwald (the prison Grindelwald eventually builds to house his enemies, for example, is called Nurmengard – which is speculated to have been inspired by the German city of Nuremberg). To see the wizarding world version of Japan would be amazing, so let’s hope for that. One clue would be the whereabouts of the fateful 1945 duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald – since we know that’s coming eventually – but the location of that event not been previously disclosed.
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