Wipe the dust off your wand and iron your cloaks, Warner Bros. is planning a movie trilogy for the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Don’t expect to see all your favorite wizards and redheads return to the big screen. This series is an extension of the wizarding world, following a “magizoologist” Newt Scamander set in New York City seven decades before the Harry Potter story begins.
Potterheads have Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to thank for convincing Rowling to start writing a script: “When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t PR-speak but the literal truth. We had one dinner, a follow up telephone call and then I got out the rough draft and I’d though was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!” Maybe she will start the script on napkins for nostalgic reasons.
In a recent interview, Emma Watson teased us with the possible appearance in Fantastic Beasts, “I would definitely be up for a cameo!” Rowling, if you are reading, please include Watson because that accent and face should not be wasted.
Fantastic Beasts movie trilogy is trending on Facebook and the twitterverse is pumped:
THE HARRY POTTER SPINOFF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM WILL BE A TRILOGY I REPEAT A TRILOGY THIS IS NOT A DRILL THIS ISN'T A DRILL
— kaitlin (@kaitmilligan) March 30, 2014
Thank God JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off will be made into a trilogy, I was worried how she keeps the heat on in her house
— Stefan Urquelle (@OfficeofSteve) March 31, 2014
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