‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Pauses Production Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

Early this morning, it was announced by Warner Bros. via The Hollywood Reporter that they’ve paused filming on Fantastic Beasts 3 due to COVID-19, production was taking place at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England. An undisclosed person working on the film has tested positive (likely because of the extra contagiousness of the UKContinue reading “‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Pauses Production Due To Positive COVID-19 Test”

Live-Action ‘Harry Potter’ Series In Early Development At HBO Max

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that WarnerMedia is in early development on a Harry Potter/Potterverse series for HBO Max. Plot details aren’t mentioned, where it will take place in the franchise timeline, characters it will focus on or who will work on the series. Essentially, it sounds like the series hasn’t exactly come together justContinue reading “Live-Action ‘Harry Potter’ Series In Early Development At HBO Max”

Mads Mikkelsen Officially Playing Franchise Villain Grindelwald In ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and Beyond

In an official press release from Warner Bros., they have confirmed that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Casino Royale, Hannibal, Doctor Strange) has replaced Johnny Depp as the Fantastic Beasts franchise villain Gellert Grindelwald. Depp announced his forced resignation of the role on social media and this led to aContinue reading “Mads Mikkelsen Officially Playing Franchise Villain Grindelwald In ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and Beyond”

‘Doctor Strange’ Actor Mads Mikkelsen In Talks To Replace Johnny Depp As The Villain of ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

Deadline reports that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Casino Royale) in talks with Warner Bros. to take the role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3, replacing Johnny Depp. Mads being director David Yate’s choice to take the role. Put Mads Mikkelsen atop the list of actors being considered to replace Johnny Depp in theContinue reading “‘Doctor Strange’ Actor Mads Mikkelsen In Talks To Replace Johnny Depp As The Villain of ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’”

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ To Release A Week After ‘Captain Marvel 2’ On July 15th, 2022

Today, Warner Bros. announced that their Potterverse film Fantastic Beasts 3 would be getting a new summer release date of July 15th, 2022. The sequel will be competing directly with Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel 2 in it’s second weekend of release. It remains to be seen if Captain Marvel 2 keeps it’s July 8th, 2022Continue reading “‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ To Release A Week After ‘Captain Marvel 2’ On July 15th, 2022”

Johnny Depp Officially Resigns Grindelwald Role In ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ – WB Will Recast

Johnny Depp won’t be in Fantastic Beasts 3 after all, the actor took to his Instagram account to make a public statement about the studio asking him to resign the role of villain Gellert Grindelwald. You can read Johnny’s post below. The studio is said to be looking to recast the role as filming hasContinue reading “Johnny Depp Officially Resigns Grindelwald Role In ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ – WB Will Recast”

UK Heading Into Second National Lockdown This Week – Will Not Impact Film Productions For The Moment

The British government has announced via Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s national address over the weekend that after weeks of dire COVID-19 predictions for the region they’re finally moving back into a second national lockdown starting on November 5th and lifting it on December 2nd (could be extended if necessary). JOHNSON: “Unless we act, we couldContinue reading “UK Heading Into Second National Lockdown This Week – Will Not Impact Film Productions For The Moment”

Second Round of Shutdowns In The UK and Elsewhere Could Have A Huge Impact On Hollywood’s Recovery

Movie theaters around the globe are trying to recover from the last couple of months but it looks like they could be closing again in multiple countries sooner than expected. The United Kingdom and Canada are currently seeing spikes of new cases of Coronavirus that has led to new restrictions along with promises from governmentsContinue reading “Second Round of Shutdowns In The UK and Elsewhere Could Have A Huge Impact On Hollywood’s Recovery”

Disney Enlists Jude Law To Play Captain Hook In ‘Peter & Wendy’

Yesterday, The Ronin was able to independently confirm that Peter & Wendy director David Lowery would be reuniting with Pete’s Dragon cinematographer Bojan Bazelli (Snake Eyes, The Ring, The Lone Ranger, Spectral) on the live-action version of the classic Peter Pan tale for Disney. Now, Variety reports that they’ve found their Captain Hook with BritishContinue reading “Disney Enlists Jude Law To Play Captain Hook In ‘Peter & Wendy’”