FB3 – Everything We Know So Far

With filming for Fantastic Beasts three drawing to a close this month, it’s time we had a quick refresher on all the information we’ve learned since this time last year:

Release Date:

  • July 15th 2022


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil* [hasn’t been confirmed or mentioned since 2019 – long before filming began]
  • Berlin, Germany
  • China (from set pics)
  • Hogwarts (from the Studio Tour bridge filming)
  • New York* [unconfirmed – information comes from New York extra]

Confirmed Cast:

  • Eddie Redmayne – Newt Scamander
  • Katherine Waterston – Porpentina Goldstein
  • Alison Sudol – Queenie Goldstein
  • Dan Fogler – Jacob Kowalski
  • Jude Law – Albus Dumbledore
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Gellert Grindelwald
  • Ezra Miller – Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore
  • Callum Turner – Theseus Scamander
  • Victoria Yeates – Bunty
  • Kevin Guthrie – Abernathy
  • Poppy Corby-Tuech – Vinda Rosier
  • William Nadylam – Yusuf Kama
  • Jessica Williams – Eulalie Hicks
  • Maja Bloom – Carrow
  • Richard Coyle – Aberforth Dumbledore* [unconfirmed]
  • Oliver Masucci – Head of the ICW
  • Dave Wong – Unknown
  • Paul Candelent – Grindelwald’s bodyguard

Supporting Artist Roles:

  • German Muggle
  • New Yorker
  • MACUSA member
  • French Ministry
  • UK Ministry Wizard
  • Grindelwald Supporter
  • Dignitary in Santos’ entourage
  • ‘Shady’ Train Passenger

New Characters:

  • Eulalie Hicks
  • Santos
  • Tao* [unconfirmed – this is just a possibility]

From Interviews:

  • “Answers are given.” – JK Rowling
  • “There’s a very intricate, lovely beginning of FB3 that we discover a few things about the [Dumbledore] family” – David Yates
  • Eulalie (Lally) Hicks is a “cool, smart, witty, funny, Charms professor” at Ilvermorny – Jessica Williams
  • Lally’s “true glory is revealed in FB3” – JK Rowling
  • “Dumbledore is acquiring his team while Grindelwald is acquiring his army” – Dan Fogler
  • “I’m using [a new beast] from China in [FB3] as well” – JK Rowling
  • We’ll see Jacob “worn down”, that “it’s [all] taken a toll on him” – Dan Fogler
  • Abernathy is “growing arms and legs, quite literally” – Kevin Guthrie
  • The Nifflers are back – Victoria Yeates
  • Bunty is “still very in love with Newt” and “her character is expanding, she’s more included” – Victoria Yeates
  • Newt has outdoor swimming scenes [likely China from set pics] – Eddie Redmayne
  • Jacob and Queenie have scenes together – Dan Fogler (livestream)
  • Jacob and Grindelwald have a scene together – Dan Fogler
  • Grindelwald’s heterochromia will remain with the change of actor – Mads Mikkelsen
  • Dumbledore, Jacob, Lally and Newt have a scene together – Jude Law
  • Dumbledore’s past gets explored in more detail – Jude Law
  • Dumbledore and Credence have a scene together on a street in Berlin reminiscent of Once Upon a Time in the West (a showdown with possible flashbacks) – Jude Law
  • “Touching a sacrifice [Dumbledore made] that we’re investigating a little more in this new film” – Jude Law
  • The Berlin set has “four large intersections with trams and cars and hundreds of extras and shops” – Jude Law
  • There are no “massively intimate scenes for Newt” – Eddie Redmayne
  • Tina and Grindelwald do not have any scenes together – Katherine Waterston
  • The head of the ICW has scenes with both Dumbledore and Grindelwald – Oliver Masucci
  • Grindelwald’s “interesting background” is being explored a little more – Mads Mikkelsen


  • Grindelwald’s acolytes are sent to China in the opening of the film to retrieve a baby creature
  • The film is set in Winter in the early 1930’s

UPDATE: Filming on Fantastic Beasts 3 has now officially wrapped as of today – Friday, March 12th

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