'Harry Potter' Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts' Arrives November of 2016
by Ethan Anderton
May 13, 2014
Last year we heard Warner Bros. intended to keep their Harry Potter franchise alive by adapting J.K. Rowling's spin-off book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into an isolated adventure that takes place 70 years before the events of the multi-billion boy wizard franchise. Then earlier this year it was revealed that the adaptation, scripted by Rowling herself, would actually take the form of a film trilogy. Now Warner Bros. has announced (via ERC Box Office) that the first film will hit theaters on November 18th, 2016. The only films scheduled that month are a Trolls movie and an unknown Disney Animation film.
For those who maybe don't know about this project, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will follow the fictional book's author Newt Scamander as he researches various magical creatures of the wizarding world we all know. Due to the timeline of the story, we won't see Harry Potter or any of his young friends pop up, but there are certain wizards who have lived a good long while that might show up, including that of Albus Dumbledore. The film is still two and a half years away, but we'll likely hear some more news on the project before the end of the year, so stay tuned.