The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them being written by J.K. Rowling is already being turned into a planned trilogy, although no release date has been announced.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Daniel Radcliffe won’t star in Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them because the plot takes place years before the Harry Potter character was even born.
The story of Newt Scamander will start in New York about 70 years before Harry Potter was ever born. The only real connection Newt Scamander and Harry Potter share (besides the fictional textbook written based upon his adventures) is that J.K. Rowling previously wrote that Newt Scamander’s grandson, Rolf, married Luna Lovegood. So although story of Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them will be set in the same wizarding world of Harry Potter, this will essentially be another entire series. Some fans were hoping the events of the past might somehow tie into the future, but other than the children of Hogwarts using the book for which the movie is named there apparently will be very few connections between the stories.
Apparently, fans have Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to thank for the new movie series being written in the first place. Besides revealing that three movies will be made. Rowling explained how the idea for the film came to be:
“When I say [Tsujihara] 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!”
This is what we know so far about the story:
“[Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them] is a Hogwarts textbook written by one Newton Scamander, a magizoolist, and published in 1927. Scamander was born in 1897 and was interested in magical beasts from an early age, and that his mother bred hippogriffs…. Scamander began work on Fantastic Beasts in 1918, so it took him nine years of work and travel to get the book together; that alone could furnish more than enough material for a movie…. Scamander was the creator of the Werewolf Registry in 1947, presumably in response to some lycanthrope-related crisis, and the 1965 Ban on Experimental Breeding, which put an end to the creation of new magical species, though he would have been in his late 60s by then…. Scamander was also involved with the Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau.”
Despite Harry Potter not making a comeback, will you still want to see Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them?