2016 is going to be a big year for Harry Potter fans, with the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Los Angeles this Spring, the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play co-created by Potter author J.K. Rowling and the official eighth installment in the franchise, along with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them near the end of this year.
Over a year ago as well, Warner Bros. announced that Fantastic Beasts would just be the first in a trilogy of new Potter spin-off films following the adventures of Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist, Newt Scamander. Nothing has been heard about the two other projects since, but it looks like the original trilogy plan remains intact.
Rowling confirmed the plans on Twitter recently:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 29, 2016
So no, Cursed Child will not be turned into a movie, though it was only a matter of time before those rumors started running around. Considering the pure amount of new Harry Potter content we can look forward to over the next few years though, I don’t think the absence of a Cursed Child film will be all that apparent, especially since the play’s script will be released to the general public this year as well.
There’s no word on what the entire story of the Fantastic Beasts trilogy will be as of yet, though the plot and characters of the first installment is becoming more and more clear following the release of a teaser trailer last year and new pieces of information getting released on a fairly consistent basis. From what we’ve already seen and heard about the film though, it seems like a unique return to the Wizarding World onscreen, which is all I ever really wanted anyways.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit theaters on November 18th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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