Author J.K. Rowling has confirmed through her Twitter account that the Harry Potter spin-off under Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy.
Right before this announcement, there have been rumors as to the number of Fantastic Beasts in the works under the production slate of Warner. Even its chief Ken Tsujihara hinted on this way back when the first announcement was made in December 2015.
Here is Rowling’s tweet that has just sparked excitement all over the world:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 29, 2016
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as the magizoologist Newt Scamander. The film is under the direction of David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident … were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for a Philippine release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 17, 2016.