In movies that just can’t catch a break news, Fantastic Beasts 3, the Harry Potter spin-off that has already been hit by several covid-related delays, a big scandal involving the recasting of Johnny Depp by Mads Mikkelsen as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and a smaller scandal of Ezra Miller choking a woman in a bar, the movie’s production has how been shut down again after another positive Covid-19 test.
Deadline has revealed this 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.”
There’s currently no news on who has COVID, but we hope they get well soon and get back to business.