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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Script Already Finished, Says J.K. Rowling

By Shor M. Rae , May 30, 2017 06:31 AM EDT
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“Harry Potter” author, J.K. Rowling finally announced that she has finished working on the script of the “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” sequel. This news sparked hope that the sequel will be released on the planned date.

Script For 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Finally Ready

On May 28, J.K. Rowling has revealed that she has finally completed the script for the awaited sequel to the blockbuster hit, “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”. The announcement came as a surprise when Rowling posted a response to a fan’s query asking whether or not she has finished the script. Though she confirmed that the script is ready, she refuses to tell more of what may happen in the second movie.

The first film of the “Fantastic Beasts” series was based on the book of the same title that Rowling wrote and published in 2001. It was a spinoff from the beloved hit novel and movie series, “Harry Potter”, which told the tales of the various beasts that lived in the world of magic. The book is authored by Rowling under the pen name, Newt Scamander, who turned out to be leading character in the spinoff movie series.

'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Planned For 2018 Release

Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” in November 2016. It has been five years since fans have seen a “Harry Potter” movie so the spinoff’s premiere was met with positive reviews. The movie starred Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp, who will be reprising their roles as Newt Scamander and Geller Grindelwald respectively in the next movie.

The first sequel is planned to make its premiere in November 2018 and the production has already been scheduled to start in July 2017. The production will reportedly film scenes in the United Kingdom and Paris. With the next movie to focus on Grindelwald's infamous story, actor Jude Law will be joining the cast to portray the role of the young Albus Dumbledore.

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