J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Will Be A Trilogy, Potterheads Rejoice!
The Harry Potter spinoff news just keeps getting better and better. After first learning that J.K. Rowling was creating Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, screams from adoring Rowling fans were heard around the world and within my apartment building. Now, prepare yourselves for even more mind blowing news, because Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently confirmed to the New York Times that the spinoff is going to bring us not one but three Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies to the big screen.
Similar to how The Hobbit became a trilogy despite the fact that the story is only about 300 pages long, Tsujihara somehow managed to convince Rowling into also turning her 54-page story into a trilogy. I'm not quite sure how that's going to work out because it seems like a bit of a stretch, but as long as it satisfies other Harry Potter fans, then I guess I can go with it.
The movie, which will feature main character and “magizoologist,” Newt Scamander, will begin in New York, decades prior to Harry Potter’s time, and will focus on the creatures that exist in the wizarding world.
“When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth,” Rowling said in an email to the New York Times. “We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”