It’s always a mark of confidence when a film gets a sequel confirmed even before it has actually been released, and this seems to be the case Harry Potter prequel with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Due out itself in November, it turns out that we will only have to wait two years for the second instalment, which is currently poised to be unleashed on the world in November 2018.
Unsurprisingly, little detail about the story itself has been released, although in the Warner Bros statement announcing the news, it did say that the story “moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.”
The trailers for the film so far have already shown the US as a darker version of the wizarding world than its UK counterparts, with magical folk still facing the threat of persecution, and deep divisions clearly still present.
Amid all this is young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who accidentally releases a horde of magical creatures upon reaching the US, which threatens to strain releations between the magical and non-magical world even further. If the synopsis for the sequel is anything to go by, it appears that these tensions will not have been significantly alleviated by the time it comes out – which is just as well, considering that an entire trilogy is plannd.
In addition to Redmayne, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman and Jon Voight, among many more. David Yates is directing from a script penned by JK Rowling.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find them will be released in cinemas on 18 November 2016. You can download Harry Potter: The Complete Manual from GreatDigitalMags.com. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.