Warner Bros. Announces FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Sequel; Confirms Release Date
We knew it was coming, but Warner Bros. has gone ahead and officially announced a sequel to their upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Come take a look!
They must be feeling pretty high on the film too because earlier this morning, the studio officially announced their plans for a sequel, which will be the second installment in s magical new trilogy of films. The incomparable J.K. Rowling is back on-board to pen the script, a task she may have already completed, and long-time Potter director David Yates will be back to helm his sixth project in the Potter universe. Rowling, David Heyman, & Steve Kloves will produce the picture with Lionel Wigram, Neil Blair, Rick Senat, and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.
WB also confirmed that the film will arrive in theaters on November 16, 2018, a date they already had reserved for a mysterious WB Event film, now revealed of course as the Fantastic Beasts sequel. It's still extremely early in the process, and plot details are pretty much nonexistant at this point, but the brief placeholder synopsis reads: "The second “Fantastic Beasts” movie moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances."
So, what do you guys think? Excited? Sound off with your thoughts below!
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Director: David Yates
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander
Katherine Waterston as Tina
Alison Sudol as Queenie
Dan Fogler as Jacob
Ezra Miller as Credence
Samantha Morton as Mary Lou
Jenn Murray as Chastity
Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty
Colin Farrell as Graves
Jon Voight in an undisclosed role
Gemma Chan in an undisclosed role
Carmen Ejogo in an undisclosed role
Ron Perlman as a goblin
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them apparates into theaters November 18
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