'Harry Potter' Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' to Be a Trilogy

The main character will be a magizoologist, and the movie is neither a sequel nor a prequel that takes place years before Harry arrived at Hogwarts.

The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy confirms WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara, which he describes as three megamovies.

The trilogy is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter saga, and revolves around a Magizoologist named Scamander. The storyline takes place decades before Harry Potter and his pals arrived at Hogwarts.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 54-page reproduction of the fictional Magizoology textbook from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry written by Newton Artemis Fido 'Newt' Scamander, and is required reading for first-year students.

Author J.K. Rowling claims the movie wouldn't have happened without Kevin Tsujihara.

"When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn't P.R.-speak but the literal truth. We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I'd thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!"

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them does not yet have a production start date, and its unclear when the first film will be in theaters.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to theaters November 18th, 2016. The film is directed by David Yates.

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  1. Michael Kolesik

    Ehhhhh... That might be drawing it out a bit.

    10 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  2. Writer220

    @undeadslayer4 JK Rowlings didn't know then, I think she's making it up as she goes which is not a good thing. But who knows it might be just as a success as Harry.

    Now keep in mind Harry has no part in this, I found it dumb on her part that she stole the characters names. Since Harry Potter was only human in Troll.

    It would be better to keep the right words. Summoner and Magi and so on.

    10 months agoby @writer220Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 ok so whats a magizoologist they never mentioned it in any of the harry potter movies

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. ObiWanShinobi


    10 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  5. Pull your lips off this teet Hollywood, that thing's been sucked dry!!

    10 months agoby @profile-78045908Flag

  6. Klaux

    Isn't magizoologist the same thing has a summoner?

    10 months agoby @KlauxFlag

  7. Hideki Ryuga


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  8. Mason Vaughn

    They should make a tale of three brothers movie

    10 months agoby @Mason-VaughnFlag

  9. Troy Zarate De Leon

    How can the reporter say its gonna be out in 2015 wen the preceding paragraph says "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them does not yet have a production start date, and its unclear when the first film will be in theaters."

    10 months agoby @Troy-Zarate-De-LeonFlag

  10. Writer220

    Nice, I'm looking forward to it. We need new characters in this franchise to open up this world.
    If Marvel can do it anyone else can.

    10 months agoby @writer220Flag

  11. TheObserver

    There's still some milk I see

    10 months agoby @TheObserverFlag

  12. This looks nice but I'm rather sceptical. A trilogy based on a 54-pages book? I will still check this out though.

    10 months agoby @profile-80465065Flag

  13. Josh

    I like that they're setting it in the same world but telling a completely unrelated story to Harry Potter. That's the way more of these big franchise properties (Marvel, Star Wars) should work. It keeps things from getting stale or feeling forced if you can tell a new story each time, and it prevents the main series continuity from getting muddied (Terminator, X-Men).

    10 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  14. Brizzy


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  15. David garcia

    Will Ralph Fiennes be in this film

    10 months agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  16. Bellandedward1

    Yes this looks good

    10 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  17. cvnt$top

    I actually want it. Give it!

    10 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  18. Dr-Devious


    10 months agoby @Dr-DeviousFlag

  19. The Real Goku

    Let it go

    10 months agoby @therealGokuFlag