FANTASTIC BEASTS Star Eddie Redmayne Says He Remains In The Dark About The Franchise's Future

After Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore proved to be another critical and commercial disappointment, lead star Eddie Redmayne has now admitted he's unsure whether the franchise will continue...

The Harry Potter movies once served as Warner Bros.' most successful franchise, with many comic book fans blaming its success on the DCU not being a priority for the studios during that time!

Regardless, it's now been a long time since the final movie was released back in 2011, and since then, we've seen the studio launch a prequel/spin-off series with the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Unfortunately, that's proven to be something of a letdown for those who eat, sleep, and breathe all things Wizarding World. 

While Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was undeniably fun, the sequels were a major decline in quality, with not even the level of damage control in the latest instalment doing much to put the troubled series back on the right track. We were once supposed to get at least two more movies to conclude this story, but those seem to have fallen by the wayside.

During a recent interview with NME (via SFFGazette.com), lead star Eddie Redmayne - who plays Newt Scamander - was asked if Fantastic Beasts 4 will eventually happen. 

"I mean, at the moment, there’s nothing that I’m aware of," the British actor confirmed. "So, as I’m aware, it’s not something that’s on the cards." These comments follow a report from last November in which it was said the franchise has been axed by Warner Bros. Discovery. 

That's disappointing for Harry Potter fans, but both The Crimes of Grindelwald and The Secrets of Dumbledore were box office disappointments, and the new regime at the studio forging ahead with those sequels...well, it wouldn't be the smartest of business decisions for the frugal CEO David Zaslav.

It's a shame this story won't receive a proper conclusion, though the decision to pivot from Newt to Dumbledore's rivalry with Gellert Grindelwald was always an odd one. Both Redmayne's character and those Fantastic Beasts were sidelined in their own franchise, possibly explaining why so many people found themselves losing interest in this series along the way. 

We're sure the Harry Potter franchise is a well Warner Bros. will head back to sooner rather than later, though what form that will take is impossible to say. There continue to be rumblings about a big screen adaptation of The Cursed Child, though the original cast doesn't appear to be in any rush to reprise their iconic roles. 

Stay tuned to SFFGazette.com for further updates on all things Fantastic Beasts.

HARRY POTTER: Rupert Grint Reveals Whether He Would Reprise Ron Weasley In A Future Movie Or TV Series
Related:

HARRY POTTER: Rupert Grint Reveals Whether He Would Reprise Ron Weasley In A Future Movie Or TV Series

HARRY POTTER: Warner Bros. Rumored To Be Plotting A Big Screen Reboot Of The Original Franchise
Recommended For You:

HARRY POTTER: Warner Bros. Rumored To Be Plotting A Big Screen Reboot Of The Original Franchise

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
HARRY POTTER: Rupert Grint Reveals Whether He Would Reprise Ron Weasley In A Future Movie Or TV Series
The Fantastic Beasts franchise has fizzled out, leaving Wizarding World fans uncertain about what the future might hold in store. Now, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has commented on a possible return...
FANTASTIC BEASTS Star Eddie Redmayne Says He Remains In The Dark About The Franchise's Future
After Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore proved to be another critical and commercial disappointment, lead star Eddie Redmayne has now admitted he's unsure whether the franchise will continue...
HARRY POTTER: Warner Bros. Rumored To Be Plotting A Big Screen Reboot Of The Original Franchise
After the Fantastic Beasts franchise flopped, Warner Bros. has gone back to the drawing board with the Wizarding World, and a new rumour suggests that could include a reboot of the original movies...
HARRY POTTER Star Helena Bonham Carter Says Attacks Against J.K. Rowling Are A Load Of B******s
Helena Bonham Carter has become the latest Harry Potter cast member to speak out in defence of author J.K. Rowling, dismissing the attacks against her and criticising the actors who disowned her views.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Two-Part Movie Could Happen With FANTASTIC BEASTS Franchise Dead At WBD
With the Fantastic Beasts franchise reportedly "dead" at Warner Bros. Discovery, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is keen to return to Harry Potter with a two-part adaptation of The Cursed Child...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com