The upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (hereafter referred to simply as Fantastic Beasts) is one of the most hotly anticipated movies opening in November. Part of the Harry Potter cinematic universe, this will be the first film related to everyone’s favorite boy wizard in five years – since 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 finished the story. And with the Harry Potter movies grossing $8 billion worldwide already, expectations are high that Fantastic Beasts will also make serious bank at the box office. Here’s what we currently know about the Potter prequel.
10. This is the First of Five Planned Movies
Good news for die hard Harry Potter fans. Fantastic Beasts is the first installment in a planned five film series. It is part of J.K. Rowling’s larger Wizarding World, a new entertainment brand and cinematic universe founded by the author and acquired by movie studio Warner Bros. The plan is to make a total of four sequels to Fantastic Beasts, and those sequels have already been greenlit by Warner Bros. – before the first movie has even hit theaters. Of course, if Fantastic Beasts performs above expectations, there will likely be even more movies in the series. So fans have many more Potterverse related movies to look forward to in the coming years.