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, was released in November 2018. The third film in the series is currently slated for release in November 2021. 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 two films were released two years apart from each other: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18, 2016, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16, 2018. The third film in the series is due to be released on November 12, 2021.
  • 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.
Fantastic Beasts Exhibition Companion Books


Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Amazing Animals and the Magical Creatures of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beastsis the official companion to the Fantastic Beasts: the Wonder of Nature exhibition at the Natural History Museum. This companion book explores our planet’s wild animals including mythical and legendary creatures and J.K. Rowling’s fantastic beasts featured in the books and films.

The specimens found within the Natural History Museum’s exhibition are featured alongside the breathtaking artwork of J.K. Rowling’s magical creatures. These illustrations also feature fascinating props and artifacts from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films and stunning wildlife photography. In addition to these beautiful illustrations, each chapter features an original essay written by a well-known writer, environmental, or natural history expert which offers insight into the exhibition.

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