J.K. Rowling Has Already Written the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Sequel

J.K. Rowling Has Already Written the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Sequel

J.K. Rowling Has Already Written the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Sequel

With The Legend of Tarzan out in theaters today, director David Yates has been speaking a lot to the press, and of course a lot of people are asking him about his other movie releasing this year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off doesn't arrive until the fall, but apparently there's already a sequel in the works.

In fact, according to Yates, author J.K. Rowling has already written the screenplay for the follow-up.

And she has ideas for a third installment, too. 

Watch the director speak on the trilogy and why it's better than adapting Rowling's existing Harry Potter novels -- four films of which Yates helmed -- to GSNews below. 

Yates has a good point about how Fantastic Beasts and its subsequent sequels are especially intriguing for fans. With original screenplays by Rowling, this will really be the first time they'll be going into a movie in this franchise that they didn't read beforehand. Fantastic Beasts is inspired by a book, but that is more of a novelty meant to be the work of the fictional character Newt Scamander. The movie depicts not what's written there but the adventures of its author, played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Joining Yates, Rowling and Redmayne for the movie are a supporting cast including Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman, Ezra Miller and Jon Voight. You can find it in theaters on November 18. 

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