Fantastic Beasts Films

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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, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, was released in theaters in April 2022. The movies will follow Magizoologist Newt Scamander, author of the aforementioned book, as well as the rise of Gellert Grindelwald.

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Trivia
  • All five movie screenplays will be written or co-written by J.K. Rowling.
  • The producers of the movies 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; 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.
  • Eddie Redmayne was the only choice for the lead role.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the first Harry Potter film to win an Academy Award, in this case, Best Costume Design for Colleen Atwood.
  • Tina's MACUSA ID number is 240274. This is the birthdate of Eduardo Lima, a wizard on whom the Ministry of Magic kept tabs while it was under Death Eater control in 1997. Eduardo Lima is also the name of a graphic designer who worked on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and succeeding films.
  • Because the script was top secret, the characters had code names for members of the film crew.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is the first film in the Harry Potter film franchise not to be based on one of the major novels. The novel was created to benefit Comic Relief in the U.K. and is inspired by the fictional textbook of the same name featured in the Harry Potter novels.