[[wysiwyg_imageupload:10989:]]First announced last year back in September, the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will now be a trilogy.
Described as "three megamovies," Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced the update with some details mentioned (via NY Times).
It's said the main character will be a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander. The new spinoff franchise is also said to neither be prequels or sequels, and will start in New York about 70 years before the arrival of Harry Potter.
Details from the previous press released also mention:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be an original story and will mark Rowling’s screenwriting debut. It is planned as the first picture in a new film series. Set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans.
“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”
If you are not familiar with the book, head on over to Amazon to pick up "Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them."