It looks like the director and timeline of the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movies has been set and it seems they are heading towards a big even in the Potterverse.
JK Rowling (below), talking about the movie – which opens in the UK this weekend – she confirmed that the movies will span almost 20 years (the first one kicks off in 1926) finishing in 1945 which real Potter fans will know is the year Albus Dumbledore takes down dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald who will belayed in the movies by Johnny Depp: “Originally, to tell you the truth, we said a trilogy as a placeholder. We wanted to be honest with people that it was going to be one movie, but we were feeling our way. And then there came a point in the drafting of the story where I said to David, ‘This feels like five movies.’ And I’m feeling pretty certain about that. It’s ambitious to tell it in five because we’re spanning 19 years. But I can see an arc. So, that’s how it happened, it came out of the material.”
On top of this, director David Yates told THR that he would be directing not just the first movie, but all five.
We think this is a good thing and a bad thing … it’s great that the movies will have a common feel but at the same time, we love the different flavours that comes from having different directors in place.
What say you all?
— Variety (@Variety) November 10, 2016