The wizarding world of Harry Potter has been almost entirely based in Great Britain. From the grounds of Hogwarts to King’s Cross Station, it’s all been a very British affair up until now. This month, however, that will all change with Eddie Redmayne taking us on a fresh new adventure to the other side of the Atlantic in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but it seems that our new hero won’t be staying stateside for very long.
Thanks to J.K. Rowling we now know that four sequels will follow this year’s release and despite us still being two weeks away from the release of the first movie, the second has already begun production, as revealed by director David Yates in this month’s Empire magazine. During the interview, the director also let slip that Newt Scamander will be heading to Paris as part of his next adventure, returning to Europe, though sadly not Potter’s stomping grounds.
“What we do know is that the already-underway sequel will travel to Paris,”Yates told the magazine of the upcoming sequel, before adding, “we next see Newt in another big capital city. It’s not going to be New York,” Yates said. “It’s somewhere else entirely!”
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Eddie Redmayne stars as Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who having just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures arrives in New York. A mishap with a magical case full of fantastic beasts sets him off on an adventure which could spell trouble for both the wizarding world and the no-maj (muggles).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016 and also stars Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller.