Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them performed well at the box office, so it’s no surprise the studio is already busy looking ahead to the sequel. With filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 underway, details about the follow-up have begun to surface.
From casting to new plot specifics, here’s what we’ve recently learned about the next Fantastic Beasts film:
1. J.K. Rowling wrote the script
As Fantastic Beasts director David Yates confirmed in summer 2016, J.K. Rowling completed the script for the sequel. “We’ve done the first one, she’s written the second one, she’s got ideas for the third one,” Yates told GSNews. “No one quite has ownership of them quite yet, in terms of having a relationship with the material, other than the relationship they’ll have with the movie when it comes out.”
The screenplay was finished well ahead of the release of the first Fantastic Beasts, but its early completion doesn’t come as a complete surprise, given Warner Bros.’ extensive plans for the future of the franchise.