Oh my griffin-goodness, you guys: we live in magical times. Times chockablock with fantasy and intrigue, and an expanded Harry Potter universe. We were already head over wands with anticipation for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling‘s first screenplay endeavor and the cinematic story of Newt Scamander’s travels in America. But now there’s word that Rowling’s already written the sequel to the film AND has ideas for the third installment of the planned trilogy. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
While on the red carpet for the film Tarzan, director David Yates spilled the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans on the matter to Reuters, saying that “We’ve done the first one, she’s written the second one, [and] she’s got ideas for the third one.”
If you’re still standing/breathing/not losing your mind, Yates continued: “When we adapted the books, you would always have to leave out things you hate leaving out because they didn’t quite work within the structure of the storytelling for the movie, or the movie would just be far too long. With this, it’s just pure Jo from the first page to the last page.”
Naturally, we’re over the moon at the thought of the wizarding world’s continued expansion into the movie world. Few things are as enjoyable and exciting as escaping into the world of witchcraft and wizardry, and based on the trailers we’ve seen thus far, we’re fairly confident that—even without ol’ Harry Potter—we’re going to fall in love with the American contingency of magic workers when they come to life on November 18, 2017.
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