Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies will be more than just a one-timer. J.K. Rowling said there will be four more to come!
Harry Potter will live forever in our hearts and although the boy wizard’s adventures in Hogwarts have ended years ago, there’s a new film franchise keeping our muggle hearts excited.
In November, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (a spinoff of the Harry Potter saga) will hit theaters, which will feature the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magical zoologist or “Magizoologist” who later on wrote a book that became a requisite for every Hogwarts student in Harry’s time.
And to add up to the excitement, Harry Potter author and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter, J.K. Rowling announced that there will be five (nope, not three but five!) more films to the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
“We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie,“ Rowling revealed at a fan event.
“But we’ve now, I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies,” the author said.
Can you imagine? Five more blissful movies of the magical world that we so desperately wanted to live in if only our Hogwarts letters arrived the day we turned eleven!
Answering fan questions on Twitter, Rowling said that one movie is not enough to tell the whole story of Newt Scamander.
“I think, when you realise what story we’re *really* telling, you’ll understand that it can’t possibly fit in one movie!” said Rowling.
Although some argue that Rowling and Warner Brothers are only doing five films for the money, the author has had the trust of her voracious fan base ever since day one. After all, Rowling is very hands-on when it comes to the film franchise’s script.
“I’m the screenwriter. Currently putting the finishing touches to the second one,” she said on Twitter.
Doesn’t all these good news make you feel like you swallowed a whole bottle of Felix Felicis? Because that’s exactly how we feel.