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JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a… trilogy?

March 2nd, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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It’s not a bad time to be a Harry Potter fan, with the upcoming release of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and movie spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Now, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy, meaning that Warner Bros. are firmly back into the lucrative box office world of the Harry Potter universe.

Of course, the initial announcement of Fantastic Beasts mentioned that it would be a trilogy but there has been confusion ever since. However, with Rowling’s tweet confirming three movies, we can put any uncertainty to bed, writes Squareeyed.

Synopsis: Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be released in cinemas on November 18.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.