Get ready, Potterheads. We’ve got some news that will blow your wizard-loving minds. J.K. Rowling just confirmed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel currently in production with Warner Bros., won’t just be one movie. It will be THREE.
She made the announcement on Twitter, in response to a tweet from a fan who’d heard that the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, would also be a movie. It won’t. But that’s okay, because now we’ve got three prequels to look forward to.
We couldn’t be more excited about this news if Hedwig delivered it under her snowy white wing. Fantastic Beasts tells the story of Newt Scamander, a famous Magizoologist with a case full of magical creatures. (All of the yes!) The screenplay has been written by Rowling herself, and the movie stars Eddie Redmayne in the lead role. Oh, and there’s also Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and a whole slew of amazing mythical beings. So we’re in a for a treat! Times three apparently, since it will be followed up by two more movies.
Twitter has practically exploded into hearts and flowers following Rowling’s announcement.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won’t hit screens until November. We know. That’s an awfully long wait. In the meantime, we’ll just be watching the trailer on repeat.