While out promoting his new film Paddington, which was released in the UK back in November and will hit US theatres on January 16th, David Heyman briefly discusses the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films and reveals that production designer Stuart Craig will be back for the films. Stuart was the designer for all the Potter films as well as Universal’s theme parks.

“The experience of conjuring up these worlds is such fun.  So to do it with [Rowling] and with Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram is involved too, and with David Yates, and Stuart Craig will be designing it; it’s great.  It’s exciting, and it’s a great world to return to.”

He also revealed that shooting will begin this Summer: “We will shoot later on this year.  The plan is to shoot late summer.”

On the subject of casting he say: “Early, early, early days.  Really early days.  I mean we’re at the very beginning.”In regards to three films he states: “We’re making just one film, but I believe there’s been talk about it being three. But we’re just talking about it as one.”

Thanks to Hypable for the tip!

Filed Under: David Heyman, Fantastic Beasts Films, Stuart Craig