J.K. Rowling Confirms Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Will Be A Trilogy

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is coming this November, but Warner Bros. hasn't revealed much details about the upcoming pre-Harry Potter film. There have been some as-yet-untitled films on Warner's production slate, and we've heard the rumor that there would be two more Fantastic Beasts movies.

Now, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who is making her screenwriting debut in the film, has officially confirmed via Twitter that Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy:


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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything"), Katherine Waterston ("Steve Jobs," "Inherent Vice") as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") as Jacob; Alison Sudol ("Dig," "Transparent") as Tina's sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller ("Trainwreck") as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton ("In America," "Sweet and Lowdown") as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight ("Coming Home," TV's "Ray Donovan") as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the "Hellboy" films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo ("Selma") as Seraphina; Jenn Murray ("Brooklyn") as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell ("True Detective") as Percival Graves.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set to release in 3D and IMAX on Nov 8, 2016. You can watch the teaser here.