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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them New J.K. Rowling Movie

Updated on April 26, 2015

STOP THE PRESSES: New J.K. Rowling Movies To Be Set In Harry Potter's Wizarding World

Could there be anything more exciting for a Harry Potter fan than the September 12, 2013, announcement that J.K. Rowling will be creating more movies based in Harry Potter's world with Warner Brothers? I think not! And, if all goes according to plan, it will be a series of movies. Woo Hoo! I'm excited already. How about you?

Read on to find more information about the new Fantastic Beasts movies and be sure to let us all know what you think of this breaking news by answering our polls and commenting at the end of the page.

Click here to order your copy of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from Amazon.

J.K. Rowling's First Screenplay

Gives her the opportunity to further develop Harry's world.

J.K. Rowling has always said she would like to further develop parts of the Harry Potter world and with the release of this news from Warner Brothers, it looks like she will be doing so when she writes the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them!

What Will Be The Story in Fantastic Beasts?

Not much is known at this point, since Rowling hasn't started work on the screenplays yet.

The stories will be derived from the Hogwarts textbook, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and feature the fictional author of that book, Newt Scamander. It will start in New York some seventy years before the birth of Harry Potter who will not be in the new movies.

Neither the production nor the release dates for the first movie have been set yet since J.K. Rowling will have to write the screenplay first.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Announcement - A short Youtube video from Clever Movies about the new films.


Stars: Eddie Redmayne

Release Date: November 18, 2016

Production Company: Warner Brothers

Written By: J.K. Rowling

Directed by: David Yates

Are You Excited About More Movies Set in Harry's Wizarding World? - Or are you disappointed or maybe even disgusted?

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Can Fantastic Beasts Have As Much Success As The Harry Potter Films? - Or do you think that beating the success of those movies would be impossible?

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What Beasts Do You Hope To See In J.K. Rowling's New Movies?

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hippogriff Buckbeak
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hippogriff Buckbeak | Source

What beast would you most like to see in J.K. Rowling's next movie?

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Final Thoughts

Movie fans are often displeased when Hollywood tinkers with their favorite franchises. The Wizard of Oz is one such franchise that comes to mine. Loyal fans like myself who grew up with the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz hate to see new versions of the old movie, particularly when they are done poorly. However, in this case, we read and then watched our way through the entire Harry Potter franchise and, when it was over, we were crushed. Some of us were even sad before we read the last book because we knew it was the last book...

So what do you think? Are you excited about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or are you disgusted or worried or perhaps you don't even care...

© 2013 Treasures By Brenda

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      I just hope it takes a completely different angle than HP. I love HP and don't want to see it replicated, though I'm sure her creative mind can come up with something to entertain us (and our kids lol)!

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      LoriBeninger 4 years ago

      How fun. I loved this little book - its release between the Harry Potter series books was perfect and kept me wanting more.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I am curious how J.K. Rowling is going to present this.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I think anything that J.K. Rowling is involved with will be terrific. She is a fabulous writer and maintains strict standards over anything that involves her characters. It would be tough to top the Harry Potter series, so I think the key to enjoying "Fantastic Beasts" will be to try to avoid comparing it to the Harry Potter series and enjoy it on its own merits.