We were all a bit shocked when J.K. Rowling announced the first spinoff film from the Harry Potter Universe, Fantastic Beast and where to find them. It was slightly more surprising when she would be the film’s screenwriter. The film follows the story of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who has to recapture a handful of magical beast before they wreak havoc in America.
Obviously it’s set way before the events of the main Harry Potter films, but it will share themes and other small things here and there as the older films. One thing we all wondered was would this be the only spin off, or would there be more to come following this one? It was rumored that Fantastic Beast would end up being a trilogy, but it looks as if we’re getting more than 3 films.
Rowling took to twitter to announce that there would be 5 films in the Fantastic Beast story altogether, and people are pretty shocked by that.
Obviously, a lot of people are wondering why she needs 5 films to tell a story that happened in one book. Also, the first film hasn’t even been released yet, so that means J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. must really think they have a gem with Fantastic Beast, and we’re really hoping they do.
Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them is scheduled to release on November 18th, 2016.