Harry Potter movies to continue, Warner Bros. executive confirms report
Warner Bros. and JK Rowling said that a Harry Potter spinoff would be released soon as a trilogy, according to a Mashable report.
The report continued saying that Harry Potter fans learned of spinoff in September. This was after Rowling said that she has been writing the script for a series of movies.
Harry Potter was first released in 1997 and continued until 2007. Rowling had released seven books that led to blockbuster film adaptations of Harry Potter. According to the report from Mashable, Rowling has adapted Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a book she also wrote, for the new films. Rowling’s book was published in 2001. It tells about a fictional textbook used in Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s witchcraft and wizardry academy.
Fantastic Beasts is about magical animals and magizoology, the study of magical creatures.
The news was confirmed by Warner Bros. executive Kevin Tsujihara in an interview with the New York Times. Tsujihara said, “Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.”