‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Will See the Return of Supervising Art Director Martin Foley

Mar 5, 2019

The next ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ the third installment in the Warner Bros. franchise, now has its supervising art director: Martin Foley.

He returns to the franchise once again, after being supervising art director on the second film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.’ Further, Foley was art director on the first film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ as well as the last three films in the flagship ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. Moreover, he was art director on Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo,’ and recently did Thea Sharrock’s ‘The One and Only Ivan.’

Meanwhile, he is not the only returning crew member from the previous film. James Newton Howard will come back once again to compose the score. Howard has an extensive resume, especially with M. Night Shyamalan. At a whopping eight films, he has done ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Unbreakable,’ ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village,’ ‘Lady in the Water,’ ‘The Happening,’ ‘The Last Airbender,’ ‘and ‘After Earth.’ He has also been a part of a few franchises, such as ‘The Hunger Games’ films, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, and of course, the previous two ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films.

Also, it seems that production designer Stuart Craig and cinematographer Philippe Rousselot could be returning. Craig has been the production designer of all the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films. Rosselot has shot the Guy Ritchie ‘Sherlock Holmes’ films, ‘The Nice Guys,’ as well as the first and second ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films.

The premise of the franchise is below:

In the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series, Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a collector and tamer of mystical beasts, makes his way through the secret wizard communities of New York, Paris and London during the late 1920s.

The cast also comprises of Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Dan Fogler. Johnny Depp played the role of the titular villain in the previous installment, while Jude Law came aboard to play young Albus Dumbledore.

There are not many details on the third film, other than the fact the film will address a lot of unanswered plot questions.

Together both ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movies have grossed a combined $1.46 billion worldwide. Further, $7.7 billion was made by the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. Thus, Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’ universe counts close to $9.2 billion at the global box office.

David Yates will still direct the threequel, while the screenplay is once again from J.K. Rowling.

Filming was recently given a push from this July to late fall 2019, for more time in pre-production. They will be shooting at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.

Thus, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ will miss a 2020 release, and Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ already got the November 20, 2020 date.

No new date has been given, but it could possibly end up releasing March 2021. However, that is merely speculation.

Source: HN Entertainment