|Source: Harry Potter Wiki|
Warner Brothers Pictures have today announced (via Variety) the global release date of their upcoming fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first instalment in a planned trilogy of spin-off blockbusters, Fantastic Beasts will serve as a prequel to the seven-part series of big-screen Harry Potter adaptations, with its narrative being set seven decades before the birth of the Boy Who Lived and focusing instead on an intrepid wizard-turned-author named Newt Scamander.
Beyond that? Truthfully, our knowledge of what screenplay writer (and Potter creator) J.K. Rowling has in store for viewers in two years' time, not least because the script (and the already-commissioned sequels, provided that they go ahead) won't be based directly on any pre-conceived elements of the franchise. Saying that, cameos from at least some of the fantastical creatures which we encountered alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione in the original series of movies aren't out of the question, and as and when we hear more on the matter, you'll be the first to know right here at On-Screen.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them unveils its secrets in cinemas worldwide on November 18th, 2016.
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