Fantastic Beasts: The ‘hardest part of the franchise’ explained by Warner Bros. CEO


Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara talks about the future of Fantastic Beasts and the ‘hardest part of the franchise’ after Crimes of Grindelwald performance.

‘We’re going to get it right,’ says Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kevin Tsujihara spoke of various upcoming projects for Warner Bros., one of them being Fantastic Beasts.

During this part of the interview, Tsujihara acknowledged that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald performed poorly in comparison to the first Fantastic Beasts movie. But is clearly optimistic for things to come in Fantastic Beasts 3 as he said ‘We’re going to get it right,‘ and ‘we know what we need to do to.’

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Shortly after making these statements, Tsujihara then went on to discuss what he calls, the ‘hardest part of the franchise.’ And it turns out, it is us, the fans, we are the ‘hardest part of the franchise.’

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"The hardest part of the franchise is you have such a big core fan base. That fan base really knows the lore and they want to go deep into these characters. But what you don’t want to do is intimidate people. You want to be able to create a stand-alone movie that’s enjoyable for someone who isn’t steeped in the lore."

Now, personally, my knee jerk reaction was to blow steam out of my ears in frustration at this statement, but when I think about, Tsujihara is spot on. We really are the ‘hardest part of the franchise.’

How many times did we point out a flaw in Crimes of Grindelwald before the movie was out in theatres? We won’t even go into how many we pointed out flaws after it came out in theatres. We had the Professor McGonagall incident, the Dumbledore teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts incident, the apparating on Hogwarts grounds, etc etc.

We are not easy to deal with, at all!

So yeah, my knee jerk reaction was to say, “Ummm, no Tsujihara, we are not the hardest part, just go and make Fantastic Beasts the way it should be and stop messing with already established canon,” but actually, he’s right.

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Do you agree with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara? Are we, the fans, the hardest part of the Fantastic Beasts franchise? Drop a comment just below sharing your thoughts.