In 2021, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world will officially be returning to the big screen with a third Fantastic Beasts film, starring the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, and Jude Law. The spinoff franchise has offered up fans another look of the universe introduced to them with the Harry Potter series – mixing in new elements with callbacks to the original stories. Such as 2018’s Crimes of Grindelwald transporting audiences back to Hogwarts to meet a younger Dumbledore.
Now Harry Potter’s Warwick Davis is hoping to return to the franchise for a Fantastic Beasts film after taking on three makeup-heavy roles throughout the series. Davis played a Goblin Bank Teller and Professor Filius Flitwick in Sorcerer’s Stone before returning to play the key role of Griphook the Goblin (and continuing as Flitwick) later in the series. Here’s what he says about finding a Fantastic Beasts part:
Warwick Davis seems confident he could find another place in the spinoff franchise and per his words to Daily Express, he’ll be having a talk with J.K. Rowling about it next time he runs into her. The actor plays the most prevalent Goblins in the original movies, so if the author wanted to bring the race of magical beings back for a Fantastic Beasts sequel, Davis is the guy to call!
Considering the franchise may place a higher focus on Jude Law’s Dumbledore and the Hogwarts school, audiences could perhaps learn more about Filius Flitwick’s origins (or his lineage) before he became the Head of Ravenclaw House. His story may have had something to do with the events being told in the Fantastic Beasts movies. Who knows? Even if not, the actor could certainly take on a fourth character too!
In the Star Wars franchise, Warwick Davis recently took on a number of roles in 2018’s Solo after previously taking on parts in a galaxy far, far away spanning back to playing Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. He’s also had various roles in Phantom Menace, Force Awakens, Rogue One and Last Jedi. A recent photo of the actor also teased the possibility of his Wicket returning for Rise of Skywalker, too!
There are so many possibilities for Fantastic Beasts to call back to the original Harry Potter series! Such as fulfilling Eddie Redmayne’s dreams for Hagrid to be welcomed back to the franchise. We don’t know much about the third Fantastic Beasts movie, but it is said that Rio de Janiero will be one of its new exciting locations!
Fantastic Beasts 3 is expected to begin shooting in spring 2020 and hit theaters on November 12, 2021.
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