“I’m sure at some point, we’ll be back”: Harry Potter Director is Still Hopeful for Fantastic Beasts Revival After Franchise Kicked Out Johnny Depp and Failed Miserably

Perhaps there is still hope for the Fantastic Beasts line of films!

Harry Potter Director is Still Hopeful for Fantastic Beasts Revival After Franchise Kicked Out Johnny Depp and Failed Miserably

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  • While the first Fantastic Beasts film was a critical and commercial success, its sequels failed to gain the same reception
  • The author of the book series suggested that there were plans to work on five Fantastic Beasts movies
  • However, director David Yates has assured fans of its revival, claiming that they will be back at some point.
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Based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, the fantasy adventure franchise has gained immense popularity over the years. Fans around the world have been intrigued with the magical world of Hogwarts and were eager to follow up with its spin-off series Fantastic Beasts. While the first film was a critical and commercial success, its sequels failed to gain the same reception, ranking as the lowest-grossing movies under the franchise.

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Director David Yates with Daniel Radcliffe on the sets of Harry Potter
Director David Yates with Daniel Radcliffe on the sets of Harry Potter

The author of the book series suggested that there were plans to work on five Fantastic Beasts movies, but it has been in limbo since the release of its third installment. However, director David Yates has assured fans of its revival, claiming that they will be back at some point.

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Harry Potter Director on Fantastic Beasts‘ Future

After working on four Harry Potter films, David Yates brought back the magical world with its spin-off series Fantastic Beasts starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, and many others. However, Depp, who portrayed Gellert Grindelwald in the first two films, was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in the threequel.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The third film in the series also failed at the box office, and the Fantastic Beasts franchise has since taken a pause. However, the director is still hopeful to continue the movie series, as he revealed that he had no idea that “there were going to be five films,” as Rowling claimed at an event.

No one had told us there were going to be five. We’d committed to the first one…,” he said during an appearance on the Inside Total Film podcast before adding, “I’m sure at some point, we’ll be back.” However, he also stated that he has not talked about the same with the Harry Potter author, producer, or the studio.

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David Yates
David Yates

“I haven’t spoken to Warner Bros; we’re just taking a pause. It’s quite nice. It allows me to do stuff like this,” he said, referring to his latest crime drama, Pain Hustlers, starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans. The director has expressed his desire to work on some “real world” movies after spending a long time working on the magical franchise.

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David Yates Doesn’t Want to be Involved in Harry Potter Reboot

During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, David Yates broke his silence on the upcoming Harry Potter reboot series. Yates has worked on original film series, from The Order of the Phoenix to The Deathly Hollows – Part 2. However, he has claimed that he is not interested in returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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“Do you know what? Honestly, I could not, in any conceivable way, get involved,” he said, claiming that he has spent a long time in “those corridors and in those classrooms.” Although he doesn’t plan to join the Harry Potter reboot, he has offered his best wishes to the new team to “re-explore all it can be for the next generation.”

The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises are available on Max.

Pain Hustlers is streaming on Netflix.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.