'Harry Potter' Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts' Arrives November of 2016

May 13, 2014

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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.

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A Trolls movie huh? I know 'Troll' the 80s movie starred a character named Harry Potter.

OfficialJab on May 13, 2014


"OH MY G-D!"

DAVIDPD on May 13, 2014


Yep that was the dad, however Trolls 2 is a complete different family and is voted the worst movie of all time.

shane willett on May 13, 2014


Remake Harry Potter with Kellan Lutz and Jason Statham as Voldemort and stuff all the books in one 2 hour non stop action movie and we'll talk about this so called spin off. I tried to watch all the HP movies at once but fell asleep 5 mins in the first one, "sofa-king" boring.

Cocaino Weaver on May 13, 2014


If you only gave 5 minutes are you sure you should have an opinion at all?

Xerxexx on May 13, 2014


I did end up watching it all, the 5 min was just my first attempt. And if you fail the standards on my first attempt then you don't get a pass even if I manage to dope up and watch again in whole this time. So my opinion is valid. I have valid opinions and thoughts. Oh and Emma Stone was amazing in them and my favourite character.

Cocaino Weaver on May 13, 2014


When was Emma Stone in harry potter?

SoupcanSam on May 14, 2014


Yeah am pretty sure Emma Stone was that hot chick lead in those Harry Potter movies.

Cocaino Weaver on May 14, 2014


You mean Emma Watson?

Spencer Loomis on Oct 19, 2014


I'm stoked for this. Cast Paul Bett any or Alan Tudyk.

Xerxexx on May 13, 2014

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