Fans can expect not just one, but 3 “megamovies” set in the same magical world of Harry Potter. Back in September 2013, author JK Rowling confirmed that a Potter spin-off was in the making– called Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them, a book by Rowling released in 2001. In a New York Times profile on Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara, Rowling went on to detail the key role Tsujuhara played in convincing Rowling to work on the film projects. Rowling said, “When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t PR-speak but the literal truth.” Fantastic Beasts features “magizoologist” Newt Scamander as the protagonist. In September 2013, JK Rowling said in a statement that the story, “neither a prequel nor a sequel,” will begin in New York, about 70 years before Harry Potter’s time.
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