Warner Bros. Confirms Suspected Release Date of the Second Film in the “Fantastic Beasts” Trilogy
While fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival and release of the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film of the trilogy, Warner Bros. Pictures has just confirmed that the second film, as long suspected, will be released in theaters on November 16, 2018. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
As previously revealed by David Yates, wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the first film, has finished scripting the sequel.
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.
Director David Yates (the final four Harry Potter films) will again take the helm, having recently completed work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The new film will also reunite producers David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, and Rick Senat will serve as executive producers.
The Fantastic Beasts franchise is an important part of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, a brand that continues to expand. The new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts 1 & 2, has just opened to rave reviews in London, drawing rapturous applause in sold out performances, and the script of the play, just published, has already seen unprecedented sales for a script book. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Japan continue to entertain record crowds, and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter offers another extremely popular experience for fans of all ages. There is much more on the horizon, all highlighting that the global interest in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world in every medium is stronger than ever.
The Fantastic Beasts films will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Be sure to check out all of the information we have on the film trilogy in our Fantastic Beasts section of MuggleNet.