Do You Miss ‘Harry Potter'? Have No Fear – ‘Fantastic Beasts' Is Going to Be a Trilogy!

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Were you as devastated as I was when it all came to an end? Well, don’t worry, the franchise isn’t completely gone. In fact, JK Rowling has revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – a spinoff, of sorts, to the wizarding series – is actually going to be a trilogy. That’s right, three more FILMS are in the works based off that single book!

From the New York Times profile of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara:

Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billed as one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks. Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.

Convincing the famously independent Ms. Rowling to dive back into film was a coup. “When I say he made ‘Fantastic Beasts’ happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth,” Ms. Rowling said in response to emailed questions. “We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”

Um, AWESOME! I’m not ready – nor have I ever been – to let Harry Potter go, so while this may not involve the characters we’ve become so familiar with over the years, anything that takes place within the wizarding world as we know it is a winner in my books.

What do you think? Will you go to see the movies, or do you think studio execs should let it rest?

  • Alycia Lourim

    Warner Bros scares with with all their constant trilogies and reboots and based off a book. I just hope that JK Rowling has a lot of reign over it like she did with most of Harry Potter so things stay true and not too big. Has this book even been released to the public? I’d like to read it before it went to the screen. And I remember them talking about making this a tv show… now its a movie? And a trilogy? Does it even need to be that long? I love harry potter just as much as the next potterhead but I’ve come to loose faith in warner bros. they just like to take popular things and blow them up big. Harry Potter was on the one gems that came out when they were still making original work. Now its all superhero stories on repeat. I guess we will see.

  • Alycia Lourim

    Well I guess we can – its right here on amazon. So if JK said shes working on the rough draft, is that the screenplay? I’d love for her to be the head writer of it

  • Beth Chappelle


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