Harry Potter fans can begin to fangirl all over again, as Warner Bros. CEO, Tsujihara has confirmed not just one, but at least three new movies, slated for release in 2016, 2018, and 2020 at Time Warner’s investors conference on Wednesday.
“Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy,” Tsujihara said.
To kickstart the trilogy, fans will be seeing J.K. Rowling first venture into the screen-writing world as she will pen the spinoff ' [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them](movie:1112558)'.
Inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, the movie will be set some 70 years before Harry Potter ever arrived at Hogwarts (so don't be expecting any cameos from Mr Radcliffe) and will reportedly follow Newt Scamander, a magizoologist (expert on magical creatures) and Hufflepuff hero. Rowling sparked an internet craze to crack her anagram, which revealed the synopsis of the film
Twitter, of course, went nuts, but the riddle was eventually cracked!
The movies will be directed by “Potter” veteran David Yates, who directed the latter four films in the eight-part franchise, and will reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.