Release Date Announced for Harry Potter Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Release Date for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Mark your wizard calendars for November 18th, 2016 because that’s when Warner Bros. has scheduled to release the new Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film was announced this past September, but still has yet to sign on a producer, director, or actors. Find out more details after the break. 

What has now become a trilogy, Fantastic Beasts runs unopposed for now, but a week prior before an untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios release. But first, Fantastic Beasts is going to need some dragon wings to fly on because this will be a big stretch for the 54-page book if they want to turn it into a three movie series.

Warner Bros. own Kevin Tsujihara has been actively pursuing J. K. Rowling to help adapt her 2001 spinoff book into a fully functional script. No update as to whether or not she has agreed to sign on.

Fantastic Beasts was written in the perspective of fictional character Newt Scamander, but due to the length of the book, will they include Harry Potter elements and appendacies such as “Quidditch Through the Ages” and “The Tales of Beetle the Bard”?

Focusing on the first film, the story will focus on “magizoologist” Newt Scamander in New York, seven decades before Harry Potter’s adventure begins. Fans will not need to worry about how the film will look, Tsujihara has stated that this film will resemble the Harry Potter series and it is possible that sets from the previous films will be reused.

Even though it has been three years since the last Harry Potter movie released, the franchise is still going strong with an expansion at the Universal Studios Park.

Are you as excited as we are for this film to be released?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters November 18, 2016. 

Source: Variety

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