Harry Potter and its wizarding world has been very good to cinema and Warner Bros in particular, providing eight movies from seven books. Now, according to creator and Fantastic Beasts scriptwriter J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be following in its footsteps, spawning five movies instead of the original three.
Rowling was speaking at an event for the film held in London and streamed live globally, including a Facebook Q&A with Harry Potter veteran director David Yates and some of the actors. Rowling confirmed that she has figured out the stories for all five and will be the screenwriter for the foreseeable future. Attendees were also handed the IMAX one sheet for the film, which you can find below.
The footage on show included the first 10 minutes of the film, which finds Eddie Redmayne's (The Theory Of Everything) Newt Scamander coming to New York in the 1920s and, thanks to a mishap with his magical bottomless case, accidentally unleashing a horde of creatures upon the city. It is not a place where you might want such a thing to happen, especially with a lot of distrust between those with magic abilities and America's Muggles, the No-Maj.
Another revelation from the event was Yates confirming that the reference to Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore (or future headmaster) you will have heard in at least one of the trailers is no fluke. "He is featured in a wonderful scene between Colin and Eddie," said the director. There was also confirmation that the evil wizard Grindelwald will feature in future movies.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is out in cinemas now.