Monday, October 2, 2023

David Yates opens the door to Fantastic Beasts 4: “Never say never”

Fantastic Beasts, a saga with which Warner expanded the magical universe of Harry Potter created by JKRowling, It was supposed to consist of five films. Even a year after the premiere, the third part still turned out to be a fiasco The fourth film is not officially confirmed but the director of the saga, David Yates doesn’t rule it out either.

Back in January, Eddie Redmayne, who plays the saga’s charismatic magizoologist protagonist, was skeptical about the possibility of a sequel with a fourth film. Now, David Yates, director the three parts of “Fantastic Beasts” and the last four of “Harry Potter,” he reflects on it in an interview with Deadline the “incredible journey” that these films were looking back more than looking into the future.

“We haven’t spoken since we broke up,” Yates says, recalling how filming Dumbledore’s Secrets amid a pandemic and no vaccines took its toll on everyone. The filmmaker expresses a general feeling of the team when talks about “parking and leaving for a while” the Harry Potter universe, but adds: “Never say never.”

Recently, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav, pointed out how underutilized his great intellectual qualities were, including Harry Potter. But it seems Rowling’s magical world is set to be monetized The company has decided to reboot the original saga with a new adaptation for MAX in series form instead of continuing with the already failed Newt Scamander franchise.

Although The first part of “Fantastic Beasts” was successful at the box office, the third, with a budget of $200 million, grossed just $400 million. On the other hand, the eight films are Original saga They have amassed almost $7.8 billion and becomes a worldwide phenomenon. Therefore, it seems like a logical step for Warner Bros. to get rid of the magizoologist Resurrect the wizard boy which conquered cinemas in the first decade of the century.

While nothing is known for sure about the future of Fantastic Beasts, there isn’t much information about what to expect Harry Potter reboot. The adaptation was announced by Warner in April It will be a series for MAX that will have seven seasons, one per novel, which will be published over a period of 10 years. J..K Rowling will be part of the creative team and new actors They will breathe life into the well-known characters, they say Return of Daniel Radcliffe Emma Watson or Rupert Grint.

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