Good news, Potterheads! J.K. Rowling has just announced that there will be a total of five Fantastic Beasts movies. The new prequel series was originally announced as a trilogy, but the author revealed that she has already plotted out the next four movies.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 13, 2016
Rowling broke the news during the Fantastic Beasts IMAX global fan event, which featured an exclusive 10-minute sneak peek at the first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The panel took place at the Empire Theatre in London and also included a Q&A with director David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight.
During the panel, Yates confirmed that the first movie will feature a cameo by a young Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grendelwald. Rowling teased that it all leads up to the big duel between the two wizards, which ended the Global wizarding war. Yates also revealed that the second movie will be set in another big capital city.
You can watch the whole panel below.
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman and Ezra Miller, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18, 2016. Are you guys excited?