Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: FIVE Films Instead of Three?
World famous author J.K. Rowling just announced that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series is going to consist of five movies instead of just a trilogy!
There was a live Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them global fan event today, and author J.K. Rowling participated near the end in order to share the news. She said that after she had set the plot a bit better she felt it would be better spread out over five movies instead of the originally planned trilogy.
Producer David Heyman also teased fans about what to expect from the upcoming title. Several characters from the Harry Potter franchise will be making an appearance – we will get to see younger versions of both Albus Dumbledore and his unrequited love interest cum dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald!
As far as I’m concerned, the news about a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie was exciting. However, when they announced that it was going to be a trilogy I couldn’t help but think that they were overdoing it. Now, with two more movies added to the story, I have no idea what to think. Is it really necessary for Hollywood to churn out titles when the story can be told in a single film? I guess money talks.
With Fantastic Beasts expanding to five movies I predict that they will be talking more about Grindelwald and the war he wages on Europe. I also think that the final film in the series will be the one featuring Albus vs. Gellert.
When Rowling announced that Dumbledore was gay and loved Gellert the news took the Harry Potter fandom by storm. I’ve always wanted to know more about their relationship, but Rowling has stayed tight-lipped for many years. With both characters playing a role in Fantastic Beasts I think Rowling will finally tell their story…or at least some part of it.
Perhaps she felt that Hollywood wasn’t ready for a film focusing on Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s relationship and that she had to make Fantastic Beasts in order to give fans some insight? I mean, there has to be a reason behind why the Deathly Hallows symbol appears in one of the promotional posters.
That’s just how I feel about the whole situation. I could be completely wrong and we might not get to see anything related to Albus and Grindelwald’s relationship as the series progress…though that’s pretty doubtful.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit U.S. theaters on 18 November 2016.
What are your thoughts about the two new films being added to the series? Let us know in the comments.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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