Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hasn’t hit theaters yet we already have an official release date for the sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second “Fantastic Beasts” film will arrive on November 16, 2018, with JK Rowling and director David Yates returning alongside David Heyman and Steve Kloves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is part of the Harry Potter universe that centers on magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), whose textbook is later used by Harry, Ron, Hermione and the other students at Hogwarts. Rowling — who penned her first screenplay for the first film — has already written the sequel, which has Yates attached as director.
According to the report, the second Fantastic Beasts film will explore “an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world,” which could refer to the rise of Gellert Grindelwald, a dark wizard with ties to Albus Dumbledore who came to full power around the time of World War II. In the sequel, Newt and his friends will have to “decide on their allegiances.”
This is fairly exciting news for Potter fans because anyone who has read the series. The whole Dumbledore/Grindelwald relationship is fascinating and the big question is will we see the famous, epic duel????