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David Yates to Direct Fantastic Beasts

October 16th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

Harry Potter fans rejoice! If you liked the last four films of the legendary movie series, then you should feel happy with who is directing the spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, has officially been hired to direct the new film in the world of Harry Potter. Also, the new movie will apparently be the start of “at least” a trilogy.

The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on best-selling author J.K. Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has a release date of November 18, 2016.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!