Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts, said that the franchise’s third film will approach, even if indirectly, World War II. 

“It’s leading towards this massive war with the backdrop of World War II, so you can just imagine epic battle scenes are coming,” he mentioned in his interview to the news portal, Sify

Filming postponed

The actor also mentioned that the filming of Fantastic Beasts 3 was postponed in the effort of avoiding the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). They were set to start on March 16th, according to the news portal, Deadline.

“We’re just waiting,” he said. “I guess when everybody else starts [back up], when the mechanism starts to move again and everybody starts to get back to work, that’s when we’ll get back to work. Hopefully, sooner than later,” he adds. 

Warner Bros. Pictures has not informed if the film’s premiere, set to happen on November 11th, 2021, will need to be changed due to the coronavirus.

Besides Fantastic Beasts, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the theme parks, and the visits to the Studio Tour were all brought to a halt due to the virus. 

Dan Fogler plays Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts (Photo: Warner Bros. Picutres/Reproduction)

Fantastic Beasts 3

Directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, the third film in the Fantastic Beasts series will be set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in Germany. 

The film brings back Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterson (Tina Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski). Jude Law and Johnny Depp also return as Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, respectively.

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Translated into English by Nuara Costa
Edited by Aline Michel