The expected arrival of Fantastic Beasts 3 was in November 2020, but this has been pushed back to 2021. The lack of enthusiasm for the most recent installment of the series has been credited as one of the reasons for the delay, and now the studio has certain wrongs they need to right about the story.
There are several plot points we’d like to see resolved within the five-film arc, and these should be incorporated if the franchise hopes to play out its intended releases. If these 10 things aren’t seen before the end, then you can be certain fans will be more than a little miffed, as the story will feel incomplete.
10 Newt And Tina Profess Their Love
The first Fantastic Beasts was the meet-cute where the two romantic interests met each other and had an underlying attraction; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, however, skirted around this relationship and only had the two be awkward with one another.
If the following films have more of the same as it was in the sequel, it will be a shame if we don’t get to see this love story play out in detail. Not only should we see them end up together, we should witness the scene where they profess their love. Just imagining how adorable Newt would be trying to tell Tina he loves her makes us wish this moment would hurry on up to our screens for us to watch.
9 At Least One More Film Based On The Beasts
JK Rowling seems to be using the Fantastic Beasts name to play out other storylines; mainly the one between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. The Crimes of Grindelwald greatly suffered from the lack of beasts, which contributed to the lack of commercial success for the film.
If the studio wants to focus on this story further, they should at least leave out one film in the planned five-film series for the beasts a last time. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them felt magical squarely because it gave us a wonderful twist in the Harry Potter universe, and had a unique style of its own; we need more of this to remind us what the series is supposed to be about.
8 Show What Happened To Real Percival Graves
Grindelwald posed as this guy throughout the first film, before he returned to his true form in the sequel. Being Percival meant he had access to authority, and that Percival was clearly an accomplished wizard, which begs the question as to what happened to him.
It would be a splendid addition in the series if we have the real Percival join the cause and we get characterization for him. This would also add a layer to Grindelwald’s powers, as it'll be shown just how he managed to trap Percival so efficiently. Even if Percival is dead, we should have a flashback that explains why Grindelwald specifically targeted him and how he took him out.
7 Resolution To Credence Story
It’s a shame the series decided to go with the convoluted story of Credence being part of the Dumbledore family – a story that has seen more exasperation than excitement – and we can only hope this story is resolved before the final couple films.
Ideally, the Credence angle should be wrapped up in Fantastic Beasts 3 itself (since watching it in Crimes of Grindelwald was such a snoozefest), but if the writers are adamant in carrying it out, it shouldn’t last till the final film. At the very least, we should have the Dumbledore family angle resolved sooner than later.
6 Marriage Of Queenie And Jacob
Another major gripe fans had with the sequel was the complete turnaround in Queenie Goldstein’s character. She was the heart of the group in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, where Queenie was the only one with a positive and upbeat attitude over all the bizarre things happening.
But last we saw her, she became rather unhinged, and the magic between her and Jacob’s love became disturbing. In the sequels, we should see a return to their unorthodox romance, and have them be married. This would free Queenie up to become the happy and optimistic character we want her to be, and give us some funny moments with these two adjusting to a married life.
5 Nagini Becoming A Snake Permanently
There was absolutely no point in having Nagini in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, where she served no purpose. Her involvement seems only to have been there to stir interest in viewers and to retcon a lot of established ground from Harry Potter.
Now that we’re stuck with the story of her being a Maledictus, it should at least be seen onscreen. We don’t really care about her human life seeing as it makes no difference what type of person she was if she’s guaranteed to become Voldemort’s horcrux. The only saving grace about this plot line is to see her become a snake permanently and head off to the location where Voldemort will find her.
4 Grindelwald's Reign of Power
So far, all Grindelwald has been all talk. He hasn’t done anything other than manipulate people, and his goals are still unclear. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows established that Grindelwald’s reign of power exceeded anything Voldemort had ever done, as he became a dictator type figure who ruled the Wizarding world everywhere except Britain.
All this should be seen before the final Fantastic Beasts film rather than us just watching him monologue on about how he’ll be bringing the “Greater Good”. It’s time to show us what he’s capable of, and for the Wizarding world to be seen being invaded by him.
3 Voldemort At Hogwarts
For those keeping check on the chronology of the series, it’s about time for Baby Voldemort. He was in high school by the time Dumbledore and Grindelwald fought each other in 1945, which very conveniently opens up room for us to see Voldemort in school.
We only ever saw flashbacks in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and both of these were seen in particular contexts rather than showing us how young Voldemort was in daily school lifestyle. Voldemort shouldn’t have a big role, but we should see glimpses of his darker side starting to seep through the facade he put up as the charming Tom Riddle.
2 Legendary Fight Between Dumbledore And Grindelwald
You have to believe the final Fantastic Beasts will most definitely culminate with Albus and Gellert in their legendary duel, and this is the only thing keeping us interested at the moment in the five-film angle the studio is giving us. It would be a huge cop out if the story swerves and only mentions, or ends, before their duel.
Ideally, the last film should be the one to show this fight, but it can also take place earlier if the story is to focus on Newt rather than these two. Either way, we definitely do deserve to see the legendary battle before the final scene of the series.
1 Old Newt Scamander
In case you forgot, Newt Scamander is the protagonist of the Fantastic Beasts series, so it’s only fitting he’s the one who closes out the franchise. The films shouldn’t end when he’s still young, rather they should skip all the way to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where an old Newt Scamander is seen when Harry enters Hogwarts.
In doing so, the series will wrap up in a nice little ribbon, as we end all gaps in chronology and Harry’s story is ready to play. Having an old Newt would be like when we saw old Bilbo in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and we should see Newt and Tina now both in their settled lives along with their children.