J.K. Rowling Tweets Hints About Upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” Films

Even though Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has just been released, J.K. Rowling started work on the third movie in the series months ago. Since then, we’ve speculated about the details of the next installment in the series, including where it will be set, and now that she’s finished the screenplay, Rowling might be ready to give us some answers.

Back in November, Rowling tweeted that her Twitter header picture at the time was Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s. After making a typo in the original tweet, Rowling corrected herself:



Why would Rowling be typing the name over and over unless it had to do with Fantastic Beasts (or Cormoran Strike)?

On December 10, someone tweeted, “Rio de Janeiro is waiting for Newt Scamander!”



Does this confirm that the third movie will take our heroes (and villains) to Brazil? In 2016, when asked how many movies the series will contain, Rowling tweeted the number five in five different languages.



If we’re to assume the languages indicate the setting of each movie, and in order, that would mean the movies will take place in America, France, Germany, Brazil (or another Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country), and Italy. That would mean Rio de Janeiro might have to wait until the fourth movie to see Newt Scamander in its country.

We’ve also learned a little more about the upcoming third movie from Rowling after she was asked to describe the film in three words.



A lot of us have had questions, so the assurance that answers will be given in the third movie is a relief! What do you think about this new information? Are you excited to see Newt and company in Brazil, if that is the case?

Gretchen Roesch

I once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now I use my Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, I'm a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. I hope to one day pay off my student loans.

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