Future Fantastic Beasts sequels will focus on different characters

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May 5, 2017, 2:34 PM EDT (Updated)

The Harry Potter franchise is alive and well on the big screen, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them blowing up the box office. But what can fans expect from the future sequels?

Producer David Heyman told Cinema Blend that sequels will not all be centered on Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander. Instead, the creative team plans to explore other characters within this fantastical world, with Newt’s role potentially being reduced down the line. With the franchise expanding beyond the wizarding world of Harry Potter, it makes sense the franchise would get a big wider with this new run of films. Fans obviously love this world, and opening it up to tell even more stories could be a great move.

Check out Heyman’s comments below and let us know what you think:

“I don't think [Newt will be at] the heart of all of them. I think he'll be part -- so will Tina, Queenie and Jacob -- will be part of the next one … [Dumbledore] And Credence and Grindelwald. I think they will be the main players.”

The next installment is expected to jump from the 1920s to the 1940s, and it sounds like we’ll be seeing some familiar (and potentially new) faces. What’s your take on Fantastic Beasts? Is it a worthy successor to the legacy?

(Via Cinema Blend)