Not that there’s really any doubt that it will do well, but Warner Brothers have already announced the green-lighting of the sequel to the Harry Potter universe movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
As expected, Potter scribe JK Rowling is set to pen the sequel with director David Yates set to return too and set the date in the dairy folk because it will hit cinemas in November 16th, 2018. Just over two years away, then, with A third movie set for release on November 20th, 2020.
Warners issued the following synopsis of the movie: The second Fantastic Beasts movie moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.
The first movie, due on 18th November this year, was always set to be the first of a trilogy (here) with director Yates saying previously that: “We’ve seen the script for Part 2, for the second movie, which takes the story in a whole new direction – as you should, you don’t want to repeat yourself. The second movie introduces new characters as she builds this part of the Harry Potter universe further. It’s a very interesting development from where we start out. The work is pouring out of her.”
We’re also hearing rumblings that Warners are very keen to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the big screen, but put that in the ‘future news’ folder for now…