Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has been released today and I can already foresee that this film will be extremely successful. So much so that this new Franchise will probably be a huge success. A rarity in a spin-off franchise. It’s hard to capture the magic twice, but there are a lot of things that point to this series breaking the mold and becoming a huge success in its own right. There are several things that I feel will be the keys to its success that we can already take a look at and analyze. So here are the 5 Reasons why I believe this franchise is bound for success.
- A Return To The World Of Harry Potter
The success of the Harry Potter franchise is immeasurable. With 7 books that were adapted into 8 movies this franchise is huge. It even expanded further when it brought to the Universal Studios theme parks as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. All of this success culminates in a brand new entry into the franchise followed by several sequels. This series has mass appeal and its popularity is high. It would only make sense to expect this popularity will carry on into the Fantastic Beasts series as well.
- The Cast
The cast of Fantastic Beasts is impressive. Academy Award winner, Eddie Redmayne portrays the lead, Newt Scamander. The film also features Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller in important roles. It’s even going to have Johnny Depp appear as well. This highly respected cast is enough of a draw in itself. These actors have proven their talent across multiple types of films and bringing in that level of talent to the Harry Potter universe is a wonderful decision. Especially when it comes to the box office appeal of these stars and that their presence can elevate the level in which people will want to see it.
- This Is A Prequel
This film is a prequel and that in itself is exciting. Fans will get the opportunity to witness the beginnings of the events that led to Voldemort’s rise and get a chance to see it from a new perspective. It will be exciting to get to see the reasons why certain events played out the way they did and how they had an impact on Harry’s story. This is a very intriguing concept that will lead to Harry Potter fans coming back to see what happened and to see the new and even older characters stories.
- The Return Of Dumbledore
In a related reason to it being a Prequel there has been confirmation that Dumbledore will appear in the series and that is an exciting opportunity. He will most likely be played by an established actor that will bring a new angle to the character so we can have the opportunity to experience him on the big screen yet again. He’s one of the most important and pivotal wizards in the series so seeing his earlier adventures and being more hands on is a thrilling concept.
- J.K. Rowling’s Involvement
The biggest reason that I believe that this will be an incredibly strong and successful franchise is because the series’ author, J.K. Rowling is writing every single one of the 5 films set to be a part of the franchise. This is really rare in Hollywood that an author of a book series has her work adapted into an incredibly successful film franchise, but also that she returns to that Franchise herself and craft a storyline solely for the big screen. It will be the first time in the series that book fans will be experiencing the story at the same time as movie fans. With her hand all over the story of these films it will be great to get a chance to see her expand a World she created and I’m certain that fans will keep coming back to see what new twists and turns she has to throw the audience’s’ way.
With all of these reasons it’s a great time to be a Harry Potter fan. We’re going to get a lot more cool entries into the series for the next several years.
So what do you like most about this franchise? Let us know in the comments!