If you’ve been anywhere near the Bookish Internet this weekend (yes, the Bookish Internet is totally a thing), you must have seen this news already – in a profile of some Warner Brothers CEO, the NYT reported that the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie is actually going to be a trilogy. Yes, as in three movies based off a book that is 54 pages long and not actually anything more than an encyclopedia of monsters.
Reports say that the WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara was influential in getting Rowling to help create an entirely new spinoff… prequel? I don’t know what you would call it. Let’s go with an entirely new trilogy for the sake of semantics with none of the original characters and probably nobody you’ve really ever heard of. Alright then.
What we do know (which is little) is that it follows Newt Scamander, the author of Fantastic Beasts, as he hunts through the wizarding world finding fantastical beasts and I guess telling you where to find them. With magic.
No word yet on when the series will be out, but I can guarantee one thing.