Harry Potter Spin-Off FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Gets A Release Date

Harry Potter Spin-Off FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Gets A Release Date

We have Batman v Superman, Captain America 3, & X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but the year is about to get busier with the addition of Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

By JoshWilding - May 13, 2014 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Harry Potter
 
Warner Bros. may have finished adapting the seven Harry Potter novels, but they're nowhere near ready to let that extremely profitable franchise go! While it won't star the titular character, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set in the same universe and takes place a number of years before the events seen in the previous eight movies. Based loosely on a book J.K. Rowling wrote for charity, it will be an original story and marks her screenwriting debut. When will you be able to see it? Well, it looks set to be Christmas 2016's big release! Excited?

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blackandyellow
blackandyellow - 5/13/2014, 12:59 PM
I hope Dr. Strange cameos.
Scorn
Scorn - 5/13/2014, 1:00 PM
Cool, I hope it's good.
ThedamnBatman
ThedamnBatman - 5/13/2014, 1:05 PM
milk it baby
OpticBlastWins
OpticBlastWins - 5/13/2014, 1:07 PM
DaVinci31
DaVinci31 - 5/13/2014, 1:14 PM
This is why I am interested:

Set initially in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, the films will follow “magizoologist” Newt Scamander as an extension of the wizarding world — rather than being prequels or sequels.
batz11
batz11 - 5/13/2014, 1:15 PM
Wonder of SJP will make an appearance?
batcheeks8
batcheeks8 - 5/13/2014, 1:15 PM
Why is this being made

Like, I know the reason (it's shiny and makes you happy) but still

WHY
MCUsDarkKnight
MCUsDarkKnight - 5/13/2014, 1:16 PM
Meh!!! ill pass Harry Potter is so over hyped now we get this
RR51
RR51 - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
If done in the lines of Indiana Jones films, this can quite good.
Joementum
Joementum - 5/13/2014, 1:26 PM
Redbox $1.50, May 2017.
Starkasm
Starkasm - 5/13/2014, 1:48 PM
Can't wait.
TheAbomination
TheAbomination - 5/13/2014, 1:53 PM
By then, the MCU will have already surpassed Harry Potter as the highest-grossing franchise of all time. So, yeah, bring it on.
Robe
Robe - 5/13/2014, 1:53 PM
No it is a Newt Scamander movie.
Prime
Prime - 5/13/2014, 2:06 PM
How about Flash, WW, GL reboot, Aquaman, Shazam, Martian Manhunter, WB? F.U.C.K You.
MARVELFAN1995
MARVELFAN1995 - 5/13/2014, 2:12 PM
I love the Harry Potter films don't get me wrong but, what is the point of this? It doesn't seem interesting at all. If they want to make a prequel, make it about the origins of Slytherin, Gryfindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.
datNAMEtho
datNAMEtho - 5/13/2014, 2:38 PM
Bring on those beasties!
manofsteel1942
manofsteel1942 - 5/13/2014, 2:48 PM
Scene from the new spinoff.


Subway fire extinguisher ride
Pedrito
Pedrito - 5/13/2014, 3:31 PM
Are we gonna get articles about Harry Potter spin-offs all the way until 2016?
Cuz how many people here really give a shit about that?
sjarvis
sjarvis - 5/13/2014, 3:59 PM
2016 should set a boxoffice record for most money earned. Isn't Star Wars 7 coming out that year? I am quite sure this HP movie will do decent numbers. The book was BORING as it was an informational book. However seeing how the wizard learned all the BORING stuff should be a delight.
UltimateHunt
UltimateHunt - 5/13/2014, 4:35 PM
Harry Potter??
TA[frick],
asherman93
asherman93 - 5/13/2014, 4:46 PM
I would normally agree that this is redundant, but JK is writing it herself. So I'll wait and see.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/13/2014, 5:10 PM
i hope godzilla is in it.
alamborn19
alamborn19 - 5/13/2014, 6:23 PM
uggh why dont they just be done with it and get DC a move on
Effusion
Effusion - 5/13/2014, 6:54 PM
I heard that Gandalf will appear on a unicorn in this one
beto
beto - 5/13/2014, 6:55 PM
Matt Smith for Newt



Hugh Laurie for Minister of Magic



Daniel Craig for badass auror



Plus some American Guys (I think the movie is set in NY after all)
beto
beto - 5/13/2014, 7:02 PM
I want to see Morgan Freeman as a NY 20's Dumbledore-esque figure.
maninfinesuit
maninfinesuit - 5/13/2014, 8:35 PM
Very excited to see where Rowling takes this world next.
MightyZeus
MightyZeus - 5/13/2014, 9:14 PM
It's set in the world of Harry Potter so i am looking forward to the film.

Hopefully the film will cast Idris Elba in the lead.
WarnerBrother
WarnerBrother - 5/13/2014, 10:51 PM
@Josh

That's a Thanksgiving release (in the states of course) not a Christmas one being that it comes out in November not December.
WarnerBrother
WarnerBrother - 5/13/2014, 10:52 PM
Since the story is set in New York will Rowling drop her demand that only British and Irish actors fill the roles in Potter films?
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