Ever since June 30th, 1997 the muggle world has a been a bit more magical. Kids grew up with tales of witchcraft and wizardry that took over popular culture. And then (for those of us who were never readers) there came the Harry Potter movies. If the world hadn’t caught on to the HP craze by then it was sure joining in after seeing those movies. Those books and movies changed a generation, and when they both came to a close the world started to seem a bit less … magical. But that’s all gonna change very soon thanks to a little thing I like to call Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This fast coming new addition to the Harry Potter Universe is set to be something very interesting. Set in New York during the early 1900’s, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is connected to Harry and his pals in only the smallest ways. Just because we’re returning to the world of HP doesn’t mean we are returning to our pals unfortunately. But maybe all is not lost. Maybe this Scamander character will be enough to fill that whole in our hearts. And if he is, WB is gonna be making some bank soon enough.
That’s right, the alleged Fantastic Beasts trilogy has been lengthened to a quintilogy (don’t know if that’s an actual term but you’re smart, you’ll figure out the meaning). At a fan event in London on Thursday it was revealed that there will in fact be five movies in the franchised rather than just three. According to Rowling, “We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie — we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie. But I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.” So you’ve heard it from the creator’s mouth herself. Five movies, the first of which is coming out in a little over a month. Starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was Newt Scamander and other fan favorites like Colin firth, this movie is gonna be something to watch out for.
So what do you think? Is this Hollywood trying to milk you of your hard earned cash or is this the real deal? Will the world ever feel as magical as it did in those early days of Harry Potter? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and other things in the world of movie news.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to US theaters November 18th, 2016.