Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Will Be 5 Films, Not Only Trilogy

Warner Bros. has just confirmed that J.K. Rowling will continue the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them through five more feature films.

A few years ago, when Warner Bros first announced their plans to spinoff J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the plan (as the world knew it) was for there to be three movies, forming a new trilogy, in which two additional sequels were scheduled for November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020 respectively, but that has been extended to five films, which will most likely keep the same every two years tracking.

Rowling, 51, who is writing the screenplays, surprised fans with the announcement at a question-and-answer event with the "Fantastic Beasts" cast in London and Los Angeles that was broadcast across the world.

"We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie - we knew that from the start - so we set a trilogy as a kind of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie," Rowling said.

"There’s really so much about the Harry Potter universe that I wasn’t able to explore with my first seven books, their subsequent movies and book spin-offs, the Pottermore website, as well as the recent sequel I wrote in play form. I mean, I made the universe, so only I can really say when I’m done exploring, which is pretty neat.

“I thought three movies was already stretching a tiny spin-off novella far too much, but once you start writing these characters, you really can’t stop. Just like I can’t stop buying seventeenth century Scottish homes.

“I’m pretty sure there are going to be five movies now that I’ve been able to plot their stories out,” she said, “and Warner Bros have been able to crunch the projected profits.

“Oh yeah, they’re going to have so many adventures. A new fantastic beast will be revealed in each movie, with the last and most dangerous one being the extremely elusive Greenback. Still not sure how they’ll defeat that one, but I’ve got four movies to figure that out!

“As much as I try to move on to other writing projects, something about the Harry Potter universe always draws me back. Maybe it’s the wonder that magic can bring to lives young and old, or maybe it’s the cash cow that Warner Bros will never stop milking. Whatever it is, I’m under its spell.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. It stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne opposite Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller, to name a few. The film is set in 1920s New York amid tensions between wizards and American muggles, or no-majs. It follows eccentric wizard Newt Scamander, future author of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook in the original “Harry Potter” franchise. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits theaters on November 18.

Warner Bros Pictures had announced in August that a second movie in the Fantastic Beasts series was already in the works.

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