Warner Bros has announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be expanding, making way for the new film that will be scripted by J.K. Rowling. The film will be based on something that Rowling was in the works with back in 2001. The lead character will be the book’s fictional author, Newt Scamander.
Rowling has stated that this film will not be a prequel or a sequel to Harry Potter, but instead be expanding into the rest of the Wizarding World.
The original idea for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was that it would be a textbook which would detail magical creatures.
After the initial idea was proposed to her by Warner Bros, Rowling said that “the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realised by another writer was difficult… As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.”
The writer also added that “although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”
With the movie sounding promising to be a great one, especially being written by the Potter author herself, there is no release date set so far.