All five Fantastic Beast films will be set in different cities, according to director David Yates

We're set to see more of the pre-Harry Potter wizarding world

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We hope you’ve passed your apparition test; JK Rowling plans to set each Fantastic Beast film in a different city around the globe.


While the first Fantastic Beast instalment saw Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander charm and hex his way through New York City, the second movie in the franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, will mainly take place in Paris. And now director David Yates has revealed each of the remaining three movies will be set in a further three cities.

“Yes,” Yates replied when EW asked him if this city-hopping would continue. “Jo’s already told us where the next one is taking place. It’s very exciting. This is a global story, ultimately. And given that there’s a global audience for this, it’s all the more delightful to take the story to different parts of the world.”

So, where will Fantastic Beasts 3 be set? Could we see a glimpse of another European city? Will we have to witness the horrors of Nurmengard, Grindlewald’s prison that some have speculated has its roots in the German city of Nuremberg? Or perhaps we’ll get a look into magic further afield – we’d definitely want to see what a wizarding Tokyo looks like.


Unsurprisingly Yates didn’t spill all the magic beans, but we do already know a city close to home is set to make an appearance in the franchise: Warner Bros revealed that part of Fantastic Beasts 2 sequel will be set in London. And we would be excited about that, but it turns out that when the film was set, March 1927, there was a nation-wide influenza outbreak. Here’s hoping Dumbledore’s had his jab before taking on Grindelwald.