J.K. Rowling just gave us a HUGE insight into the timeline for “Fantastic Beasts” and we are stoked
Wizards, Muggles, and Harry Potter fans, listen up: We’ve got big news about the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie that hits theaters in LESS THAN A WEEK, on November 18th.
So, you already know that the saga is going to be split into five parts — yup, that’s a whole lot more of the Magical Wizarding World coming your way. And the film(s) will feature two characters you already are familiar with, Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore.
Thanks to Cinemablend, we now have more insight into the Fantastic Beasts timeline, and are able to make some predictions about the events to come.
Firstly, J.K. Rowling confirmed to Variety that the film is going to cover a period of 19 years, which is a pretty specific amount of time.
"Originally, to tell you the truth, we said a trilogy as a placeholder," she says. "We wanted to be honest with people that it was going to be more than one movie, but we were feeling our way. And then there came a point in the drafting of the story where I said to David, 'This feels like five movies. And I'm feeling pretty certain about that.' It's ambitious to tell it in five because we're spanning 19 years. But I can see an arc. So, that's how it happened. It came out of the material."
But wait. Cinemablend points out that the movie takes place in 1926. And 19 years from then would be…1945.
Do you HP fangirls remember what happened in 1945? That’s the year Dumbledore and rival frenemy, Grindelwald, had their epic battle.
While Rowling hasn’t specifically confirmed this theory, we know that the powerful wizarding duo will make appearances in the five movies (Johnny Depp has even reportedly been cast as Grindelwald), so it’s hard to hear this exciting news and NOT expect to see the fight go down at the end of the series.
Until then, we’ll satisfy ourselves with Eddie Redmayne’s surely incredible performance as magizoologist Newt Scamander on Friday. Let the magic begin!