JK Rowling confirms there’ll be FIVE Fantastic Beasts films

The series, based on Rowling's book about magical creatures, was originally intended to be a trilogy

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Heads up Harry Potter fans – JK Rowling has just confirmed that spin-off series Fantastic Beasts will run for a total of FIVE films, not just the original three announced.

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The story of Newt Scamander, magizoologist and author of Harry Potter’s text book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find them, was to be told in a trilogy, but it appears as though Rowling’s plans have changed.

“I’ve now done the plotting properly and we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies!”, the author revealed during a Fantastic Beasts Live Q&A session being streamed worldwide.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them opens in UK cinemas on November 18th