Eddie Redmayne Confirms Fantastic Beasts 3 Has Finally Started Filming
The Harry Potter spin-off movie franchise Fantastic Beasts has started filming its third instalment, according to lead actor Eddie Redmayne.
The Oscar winner said the cast and crew had gathered together in London and started shooting several scenes.
It will be massive news for fans of the Hogwarts universe and the project appears to be one of the first to get back to its schedule after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, Eddie said: "It's interesting because we've started shooting now. We're two weeks in, and again, it's a whole new process.
"It's a whole new normal. Testing frequently, masks.
"And I wondered, actually, whether the masks would affect creativity, in some ways.
"Maybe that was a bit ignorant, but I just thought, as humans, do we need interaction to spark from each other?
"What is really reassuring is that it is a different process, but it still feels like it's fizzing and that everyone is working at the top of their game."
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It's good to know they're taking safety precautions seriously, especially given what happened on the set of The Batman.
The Robert Pattinson-led film had to be put on hold after a staffer tested positive for the coronavirus, meaning all production had to be stopped for two weeks.
Very little is known about the third instalment to the franchise and it will be interesting to see where the plot goes.
Author of the Harry Potter franchise J.K. Rowling says the third film will 'give answers to the questions left unsolved in the first two films'.
The only other thing that has been revealed is that it will be mainly set in Brazil, but due to the coronavirus it's unclear whether filming will still be done in Rio de Janeiro.
The second film, Crimes of Grindelwald, wasn't as much of a commercial success as Warner Bros. was probably expecting, only bringing in $650 million when the budget for the film was a hefty $200m.
But don't hold your breath for the third film as it's not set for release until November next year.
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