J.K. Rowling Confirms That ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Will Be the First Act in a Trilogy

     March 2, 2016


It’s been over a year since Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling’s story Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be adapted into not just one feature film, but a trilogy of them. Just in case you forgot that this was the studio’s plan – like I did – Rowling took to social media to clear up any misunderstandings. Yes, the David Yates-directed feature set some 70 years before Harry Potter set foot in Hogwarts will be the first of three films. The first, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentia Goldstein, and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves, will open November 18th, with the others following in 2018 and 2020.

Rowling also addressed some confusion regarding her upcoming stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” It seems some miscommunication led fans to believe that the two-part play, which can only be seen this summer at London’s Palace Theatre, will be making its way to movie screens. As of this writing, there are no such plans for that adaptation, at least not that Rowling or Warner Bros. are willing to divulge.

Here’s what Rowling had to say:

Oh and in case you’re still confused about the non-musical, two-part sequel play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”:

For more on all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, take a look at some of our recent coverage below:


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