The movie will be a 5-part franchise, as confirmed by Rowling
The movie will be a 5-part franchise, as confirmed by RowlingFacebook / Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In a recent report, Warner Bros. has confirmed that the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be through five more feature films, as announced by the author of the series, JK Rowling.

Earlier the Harry Potter spin-off film was set to be a trilogy, with the first in the series scheduled to be released on November 18 and the consecutive parts on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020 respectively. However, the franchise has been extended to five movies and will most probably be released in two years' interval.

Though the first movie in the series is yet to be released, it seems that Warner Bros. is pretty sure about the success of the franchise. Reports state that the studio is encouraged to invest in more movies after the recent Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play met with tremendous success. Undoubtedly, the fans of Harry Potter are eagerly looking forward to more of it.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tells the story of the wizarding world of JK Rowling. However, instead of being set in the European background of the original Harry Potter stories, the movie will explore the wizarding world of US.

The movie features Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) who portrays the role of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who is travelling to America to study the magical creatures of the country.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, will be returning to direct the first part of the movie.

In the movie, Newt Scamander visits America for a brief duration. However, his stay is further extended after he meets with an expected mishap that involves a No-Maj (American word for Muggles) named Jacob, his magical case that is misplaced, and several of the magical creatures that have escaped from Newt's case and are creating havoc all across the country, Now it is upon Newt and the wizarding community of America to rectify the blunder.