Fantastic Beasts 4 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

Newt Scamander and his ragtag buddies still have a Harry Potter despot to overthrow, so let's find out what we know about the Fantastic Beasts 4 release date.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date

When is the Fantastic Beasts 4 release date? The future of the Harry Potter franchise appears to be hanging in the balance in the wake of the third Fantastic Beasts movie. There are rumors that Newt Scamander’s adventures might be over for good.

The Harry Potter team originally planned that there would be five new movies in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them chronology, telling the tale of Grindelwald‘s rise and fall as a dark wizard. That leaves two still to go, and the Fantastic Beasts 3 ending certainly left us in a position for more magical storytelling and more additions to the Harry Potter movies in order.

If we do get another movie, there are big questions to answer. Will Dumbledore be able to finally put a stop to one of the best Harry Potter villains? What magical beasts will Newt Scamander encounter next? And will we ever see Tina Goldstein again? Step into our very own Room of Requirement and discover all the answers about the Fantastic Beasts 4 release date.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date speculation

It doesn’t look good for Fantastic Beasts, but if a Fantastic Beasts 4 release date is coming, then it won’t be until at least 2026 as these movies take a long time.

We know the first two Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter movies were released in November of their respective years, while Fantastic Beasts 3 was given an April 2022 release date. So, if it was announced, it’s hard to guess where Fantastic Beasts 4 might slot in.

While there was almost a four-year gap between the second and third films in this franchise, there was just a two-year gap between the first two. But perhaps this series might benefit from a bit of a break. They do say absence makes the heart grow fonder, after all.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date: Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 3

Fantastic Beasts 4 cast speculation

There is no definite information about the Fantastic Beasts 4 cast, but we assume Eddie Redmayne would reprise his role as Newt Scamander.

Jude Law, too, is becoming a key figure in the Fantastic Beasts movies, and we know how important Albus Dumbledore is, of course. With Grindelwald still on the loose, Jude Law is almost certain to come back for the next movie. Speaking of Grindelwald, will Mads Mikkelsen stick around for film number four, or will Warner Bros have to explain another transformation?

In the supporting roles, Dan Fogler’s Muggle character, Jacob Kowalski, does seem pretty content now he has been wed to his beloved Queenie, played by Alison Sudol. Whether they have a big role to play or not, though, we reckon the pair will be back for Fantastic Beasts 4.

The character of Credence, or Aurelius Dumbledore as he is now known, still has lots of development to come. He was on the brink of death, but having been reunited with his true family, he should have a more bright path ahead. Whether Ezra Miller will reprise the role or not depends very much on the actor’s behavior between now and the production getting underway.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date - Queenie and Jacob

Similar doubts will surely hang over the head of Katherine Waterston and her character Tina Goldstein. After the actor was massively side-lined in Fantastic Beasts 3, we’re not sure what the future holds for her character, and we wouldn’t be shocked to learn she had been written out of future installments.

A speculative Fantastic Beasts 4 cast list:

  • Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander
  • Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski
  • Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald
  • Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date: Eddie Redmayne as Newt walking up steps

What will Fantastic Beasts 4 be about?

While there are no details about the Fantastic Beasts 4 plot at the moment, we know that, first and foremost, if a sequel is announced that the hunt for Grindelwald will certainly continue.

At the end of Fantastic Beasts 3, one of the best movie villains, Grindelwald, managed to escape the clutches of Albus Dumbledore and his team of wizarding heroes, but we know that Dumbledore and Grindelwald are destined to find each other again. Their next big battle could be Grindelwald’s last, but we will have to wait and see!

Newt Scamander, meanwhile, has been becoming more and more of a peripheral character in his own franchise. In Fantastic Beasts 3, he was an important ally to Dumbledore, and pledged to help him again if needed. We’re pretty sure that will be the case next time around.

There is also the storyline of Credence, or Aurelius Dumbledore, to explore. Having been reunited with his father, Aberforth Dumbledore, at the end of Fantastic Beasts 3, it is looking likely that Aurelius can now escape the Obscurus that was plaguing his health and find purpose as a good guy.

Curiously, there is one particular plotline from Fantastic Beasts 2 that we didn’t get to dive into in Fantastic Beasts 3, and that is the origins of Voldemort‘s snake, Nagini. In the second movie, it is revealed that she was originally a human woman, but this mystery still needs to be explored. Perhaps we will get more answers in Fantastic Beasts 4 as we get closer and closer to the Harry Potter timeline.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date - Nagini

Is there a Fantastic Beasts 4 trailer?

There is no Fantastic Beasts 4 trailer at this time. At the time of writing, the fourth Fantastic Beasts movie isn’t even in production.

Warner Bros currently has nothing to share when it comes to news on the next addition to its canon of the best fantasy movies, either. So, a potential trailer is hard to place as any work is yet to kick off.

But we can’t let you leave empty-handed, so here’s a fascinating video on the impressive make-up work that makes the fantastic beasts of Fantastic Beasts tick.

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Where can I watch Fantastic Beasts 4?

Unless there’s a radical change, Fantastic Beasts 4 will be a cinema exclusive. In the meantime, head over to Max in order to keep up with the franchise so far.

That’s all we know for now, and it’s very much speculation at this point, of course. You can read our Fantastic Beasts 3 review for our thoughts on the last chapter. As soon as we hear more whispers from the Wizarding World, we will keep you updated. In the meantime, check out these other examples of the best movies based on books.

Fantastic Beasts 4 release date - Dumbledore and Newt Scamander

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