Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has yet to make its debut in theaters, but news of its follow-up movies is already buzzing since Harry Potter author JK Rowling has recently revealed a major announcement.
Warner Bros is hoping to resurrect the magic made by the Harry Potter franchise, which gave them almost $21 billion in box office receipts by going all in with the latest Fantastic Beasts franchise.
JK Rowling recently announced that there will be a total of five Harry Potter prequels set in the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Although no details were given on what its follow-up movies will be based on, fans are already anxiously waiting for the latest news.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 13, 2016
However, Rowling did divulge some details about possible storylines in the next four prequels. Speaking in London as part of a global fan event, the author indicated that all of the films will feature the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald and a young Albus Dumbledore.
I'm the screenwriter. Currently putting the finishing touches to the second one. https://t.co/smffkQ42GZ
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 13, 2016
“There are ways in which we connect to the Potter books, that I think people will find surprising,” Rowling said via Deadline. “They’re talking about the first time a wizard rose and threatened a world order. This was always where I was interested in going. This is what I wanted to do.”
This means that fans will be treated to the backstory of Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s rose to power and their adventures as young wizards. Rowling even admitted that Dumbledore was gay and in love with Grindelwald and maybe that was one of the reasons why they quarreled.
Fans could also see a young Minerva McGonagall and the rest of the Order of the Phoenix as the author herself confirmed that the five Fantastic Beasts will be prequels to the Harry Potter series.
Whatever the story may be, fans are more than ecstatic to hear that a new franchise in the world of Harry Potter will be made available for the whole world to see.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premieres Nov. 18, 2016, in all theaters worldwide.
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