‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy Expanded To Five Movies

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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.

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?

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Carl

    Cart before the horse. This movie will make money but I’m not sure it’ll be a huge hit. I read all the Harry Potter books and saw all the movies but I can’t seem to get interested in this at all.

    • SAMURAI36

      Why is it that you seem to think that the success of something is based solely on what you like? You tend to do that alot.

      FB is currently the number 1 book on the bestseller’s list. It’s been sold out for the past several months at every outlet, and is currently in 4th printing.

      If this film doesn’t do $1B, it will definitely do close to it. Between this and DC, WB will be set for the next 5-10 years.

      • Carl

        Oh so you like it because it has a relation to DC. Got it. Why do you think your opinion matters at all when it’s heavily biased and proven ridiculous? lol

        It’s not hitting $1 billion.

        • SAMURAI36

          I never once said I like it. That’s what happens when you &$$-ume.

          Not that it’s any of your business, but my wife is the Harry Potter fan. She has all the books, & I’ve been trying to get the FB book for her. I’ve never read any of the books, & have only seen the last 2 movies with her.

          You do realize, that the last 2 HP films made $1B each, right? This franchise comes with its own built in audience, which is global. I’m predicting it’ll do around $200M opening weekend.

          You can say goodbye to your precious Dr Strange. FB will have a black hole effect on it, & everything around it that opens with a few weeks before & after it. Kinda like how the last Star Wars film did.

          So just for fun, what do you say that FB will make in the box office? Give me a number.

          • Carl

            It’ll make less than $1 billion. lol

          • SAMURAI36

            $50M is less than $1B, Carl. Give me a ball park number.
            It sounds like you’re afraid of sounding wrong AGAIN, because you were wrong about SS, which you said would make less than $600M.
            I understand that you get tired of being wrong & eating crow. But hey, third time’s the charm, right? LOL

          • Carl

            I said $650 for SS. I’m not giving you a number so buzz off.