Rejoice, Harry Potter fans! J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Warner Bros.’ upcoming Harry Potter spinoff/prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, won’t be the only film set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
And no, I’m not talking about Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts I & II, which is a play set to open on July 30, 2016, at the Palace Theatre London, with a few preview performances starting in late May 2016. But fear not! For those of us who can't make it across the pond to see the play, we can get our hands on it here.
Now, back to our story.
J.K. Rowling, who has penned the screenplay for the upcoming movie starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, has confirmed via her Twitter account that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is indeed the first in a trilogy of films. Yay!
Here’s an official synopsis:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Along with Eddie Redmayne, the movie stars Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant) as Tina, Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Dig) as Tina’s sister Queenie, Ezra Miller (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Credence, Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou, Jon Voight (Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw Sr., Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Gnarlack, Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina, Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity, newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will open on Nov. 18, 2016.
(via Comic Book)