Fantastic Beasts Films

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film series based on the supplementary book of the same name. There will be five films in the series; the first film premiered in November 2016, and the second – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – will be released in November 2018. The movies will follow Magizoologist Newt Scamander, author of the aforementioned book, as well as the rise of Gellert Grindelwald.

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  • It was revealed at the Fantastic Beasts Global Fan Event, which was held in various IMAX cinemas across the world, that the film series will contain five movies. The actors, as well as the audience, learned the news directly from J.K. Rowling when she joined the cast in London.
  • The first three films will be released two years apart from each other: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18, 2016, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16, 2018, and the third on November 20, 2020.
  • At least the first two movies will be directed by David Yates, the director of the final four Potter films.
  • J.K. Rowling describes the series as “neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”
  • The events of the series will take place over the 19 years between 1926 and 1945.
  • All five movie screenplays will be written by J.K. Rowling herself.
  • The producers include David Heyman, producer of the entire Harry Potter film series; Steve Kloves, screenwriter of seven of the eight Potter movies; Lionel Wigram, the executive producer of the last four Harry Potter films; Rick Senat, producer of the TV adaptation of The Casual Vacancy; Neil Blair, Rowling’s literary agent since 2011; and of course, J.K. Rowling.
  • At MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, MinaLima, the graphic design team behind much of the Harry Potter series, confirmed their work on the new series.
  • Stuart Craig, the production designer on all the Harry Potter movies, returned to the same role for Fantastic Beasts.