Alright, deep breaths; I’m hyperventilating. Why? We’re getting a new Harry Potter (spin-off) movie!: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them!
JK Rowling went public on her Facebook, letting the world know that she was pleased to partner with Warner Brothers once more to bring us another film based out of the Harry Potter universe titled: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Rowling has said: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards, where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”
Harry Potter fans will recognize this title instantly, as it’s a title of a text book that Harry had to pick up for his classes during his time at Hogwarts. To confirm, the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a spinoff based in the Harry Potter Universe. So, the story will not revolve around Harry Potter, or be directly related to the Harry Potter events, but Rowling has said that all the laws and customs that relate to the hidden magical communities/societies should be familiar.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will follow the story of Newt Scamander starting in New York(author of Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them), 70 years BEFORE the events of Harry Potter. We’re taking a trip back to the past- no pensives and no silvery memories required.
Fun Harry Potter Tip: For fans who have visited Pottermore the last name Scamander should be familiar. Not because of the text book; but Ravenclaw favorite, Luna Lovegood, marries Rolf Scamander (great grandson of Newt Scamander author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)- and they travel the globe looking for fantastic creatures…particularly Nargles.
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (which has been confirmed for a movie series, no information on how many) and Rowling will be making her screen writing debut; as she will be writing the first script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Naturally, as Harry Potter fan I’m obviously stoked about this wonderful announcement. I have always loved Harry and his adventures, but I can confidentiality say I was even more in love with his world. The world building that JK provided for the Harry Potter universal is (as cliché and terrible as this sound) magical. With each new Harry Potter book, I was excited to know what happened next in Harry’s tale, but I wanted to know more and more about the myserious (to muggles) and magical world he lives in. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them will be a welcomes extension to the Harry Potter universe, and I am beyond excited to see more, and different aspects, of the magical society.
UGH- When is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them scheduled to come out!? It needs to be now! Hurry JK, hurry! Please!