The Potterverse is alive and kicking, as the sequel to the yet-to-be-released Fantastic Beasts is already in the works.
As the theatrical adaptation comes out later this year, a sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a separate story yet still based on J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse, is presumably already in the works and is slated for release this coming November 2018. Based on the 2001 book by Rowling, Fantastic Beasts follows the tale of magical zoologist Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, as he saves the strained relationship between the magical and non-magic folk after a terrible mistake ends up releasing magical creatures into the muggle world.
The film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts will be directed by David Yates, who has previously directed 4 Harry Potter films, The Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince and the 2-part Deathly Hallows, and as well as the 2016 adaptation of Tarzan, Rowling will also be part of the film’s production as one of its producers and its lead writer. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s first film of the planned trilogy is set to arrive for the western audience this November 18, 2016, and the first sequel to appear this coming November 2018.