Eddie Redmayne has confirmed that there are currently no plans for a fourth Fantastic Beasts movie.
The actor played Newt Scamander in the entire franchise, which is a prequel to “Harry Potter” — most recently in last year’s film “Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore.”
However, in a new interview with NME, Redmayne was asked if he would like to return to the franchise for a fourth film.
“I mean, I don’t know anything at the moment,” he replied. “So as far as I know, it’s not what’s on the cards.”
Redmayne was also asked about whether he would be best known for playing Scamander in his wider career, suggesting: “I have no idea. But I love Newt. So if that’s the case, then I’m excited about it.”
Recently, the franchise has been somewhat overshadowed by some of the main talents, including former star Johnny Depp, who was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald in Dumbledore’s Secrets.
However, last year Mikkelsen suggested that Depp could return to the role in the future after the latter won a court case in the United States against ex-wife Amber Heard.
“Obviously, well, now the course has changed — he won the lawsuit, the court [case] — so we’ll see if he comes back. He could,” he said at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
“I’m a big fan of Johnny. I think he’s an amazing actor. I think he did a fantastic job. Having said that, I couldn’t copy it. There’s no way I could just copy it because it’s so much of it. That would be creative suicide.
“So we had to come up with something else, something mine, and build a bridge between him and me.”
There were also legal issues surrounding star Ezra Miller, who pleaded not guilty to burglary charges last year.
Creator J.K. Rowling has also been at the center of controversy over the past few years following comments that some have criticized as transphobic.