Fantastic Beasts 3 Halts Production After Coronavirus Case

 Feb 04, 2021 02:23 PM EST

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Fantastic Beasts 3 Halts Production After Coronavirus Case

Production for "Fantastic Beasts 3" has been put on hold after a "team member" has tested positive for coronavirus.

Deadline was sent the following statement from Warner Bros.:

"A team member from Fantastic Beasts 3 has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosis was confirmed as a result of required and ongoing testing that all production employees receive, and the team member is currently in isolation. Out of an abundance of caution, Fantastic Beasts 3 paused production and will be back up in accordance with safety guidelines."

The film had already been delayed after Johnny Depp stepped back from the project. Mads Mikkelsen took the role of Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

The film is slated for a 2022 release.



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