Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spin-off with a script by J.K. Rowling which is based on her own book will be a trilogy, meaning there’s definitely something to be excited about for anyone missing the feel of a hogwarts inspired setting and tone.
In a profile of Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara, The New York Times writes that, “three megamovies are planned.” Tsujihara is also responsible behind the return of the Potter-verse to the big screen. “When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t PR-speak but the literal truth,” explains J.K. Rowling.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was published in 2001. The story follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, a Ministry of Magic worker who travelled the world categorising the weird and wonderful creatures that muggles are unaware of. Seeing as the book is rather thin, Rowling will have considerable creative licence to create a big enough plot for the big screen.
It has also been revealed that Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be set in a timeline 70 years before the Potter series, with the story beginning in New York, this means Harry and friends are unlikely to make an appearance.
So far, no casting, director or release date details have been revealed, but stay tuned for more info.