'Fantastic Beasts 3' halts shoot post positive Covid test

The shoot for Warner Bros ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3’has come to an unexpected halt after an unspecified crew member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Out of an abundance of caution, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’paused production and will be back up in accordance with the production guidelines. A Warner Bros Spokesperson told an entertainment magazine ‘A team member from Fantastic Beasts 3’ has tested positive for COVID-19. He further added “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”. It was due to begin shooting in March 2020, but the first wave of the pandemic pushed shooting back to September. Based on characters created by JK Rowling, the Harry Potter spinoff was in production at the Warner Bros Studio Production in Leavesden, U.K. It is directed by David Yates, who also directed the first two installments of the franchise and several Harry Potter films and stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law. As per the previo

usly mentioned entertainment magazine, the franchise is a money spinner for Warner Bros. The first film, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (2016), grossed 814 million dollars worldwide, while the second ‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ (2018) collected 655 million dollars. The movie is expected to release on 15 July, 2022