Fantastic Beasts 4 might never get to happen thanks to J.K Rowling and Ezra Miller’s recent behaviour and other world events.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore opened in theatres earlier this month, featuring the first appearance of Mads Mikkelson as Gellert Grindlewald. Grindlewald was previously played by Johnny Depp, but was ousted following the start of the court case between Depp and Amber Heard.
Reportedly Warner Bros is waiting to see how the film performs in theatres before deciding if it want to move forward with potential sequels. The series was initially supposed to have five films, but a new report from Variety explains how this might not be the case. The pandemic, war in Ukraine, and troublesome personal lives of J.K Rowling and Ezra Miller may put the franchise in jeopardy.
Why is Fantastic Beasts 4 in trouble?
Rowling has spent years attempting to defame and slander the name of transgender people, creating false narratives and tweeting to her followers multiple lies. She started by simply tweeting in support of Maya Forstater for being fired due to transphobic tweets. Lately, she’s been seen having lunch with a noted trans exclusionary feminist group, ‘Respect Our Sex’. While Rowling attended the premiere of ‘Secrets of Dumbledore’, she didn’t take photos with the cast.
Miller has also had a similarly troublesome time in his career. In April 2020 a video surfaced that appeared to show Miller choking out a woman in Reykjavik. Variety later confirmed that the individual in the video was Miller. More recently, Miller was arrested in Hawaii after being kicked out of a bar. According to patrons, they attempted to physically assault multiple people for singing karaoke. Later, a couple that Miller was staying with post-bail filed a restraining order against them. According to the couple, Miller stole their wallets, credits cards, passports, and more.
With Fantastic Beasts 3 facing an uphill struggle at the box office, and its cast and producers misbehaving, the series has an uncertain future ahead.
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