Fantastic Beasts plan for second and third movies


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David Yates, director of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the next saga in the Harry Potter universe to be released this November, confirmed that screenwriter J.K. Rowling has finished a script for the sequel. Yates was interviewed by GSNews at the red carpet for the premiere Tarzan this week which he also directed.

“She’s done the first one. She’s written the second one. She’s got ideas for the third one, he explained. “No one quite has ownership of [the story] yet in terms of having a relationship with the material, other than the relationship they’ll have with the movie when it comes out. So, it’s sort of lovely in a way. When we adapted the [Harry Potter] books, you would have to leave things out that you hated leaving out because they didn’t quite work within the structure of the storytelling of the movie or the movie would just be far too long. With this, it’s just pure Jo from the first page to the last page.”

Having waited years for confirmation of any new Harry Potter story lines, this comes as incredible news for fans, that the legacy is far from over. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a prequel to the Harry Potter stories, taking place in 1920’s America. It follows Newt Scamander, a self proclaimed magizoologist, played by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and his misadventures with the magical creatures he becomes famously know for in the wizarding world.

Also released this month is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a stage play in London with the accompanying published script due out on Harry’s birthday, July 31st. The script was written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by Rowling. The Cursed Child takes place nearly 20 years after the last Potter story and follows Harry and his family.

Are you excited about seeing more from the Harry Potter universe? What and who would you like to see appear in the next set of films? Let us know in the comments below.




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