Depending on how diehard of a Harry Potter fan you are, the following news could lead to applause or waves of eye rolls: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is confirmed to be a franchise that spans five movies. Yes, FIVE.
J.K. Rowling revealed the news to fans during an event for the upcoming Warner Bros. film:
The news comes after the author previously stated the movie would turn into a trilogy. Warner Bros. already announced its sequel (out Nov. 2018), where Rowling will return as screenwriter. If that wasn't enough, Fantastic Beats director David Yates revealed the film will feature a cameo by a young Albus Dumbledore as well as dangerous Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald. He also teased the sequel is set in an undisclosed global city.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol, will hit theaters on Nov. 18.