‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Release Date, News & Update: 3 Interesting Details About ‘Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them’

Following the box-office success of the "Harry Potter" film franchise, J.K. Rowling and her wizarding world will be back on the silver screen again for the upcoming "Harry Potter" prequel titled, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." And the new spinoff will reportedly be a trilogy.

The "Harry Potter" film franchise is definitely one movie series that have attracted a solid fan base. And just earlier this month, diehard Potterheads witnessed an interestingly stunning fan-made "Harry Potter" prequel.

The 25-minute "Harry Potter" prequel titled, "Severus Snape and the Marauders" was written and directed Los Angeles video editor Justin Zagri. It depicted the story of James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and Remus Lupin after they graduated from Hogwarts, Entertainment Weekly reveals.

The fan-made "Harry Potter" prequel was shot in four days, Buzzfeed notes. However, the official "Harry Potter" prequel titled, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," will stupefy cinemas in November so listed below are 3 interesting details about the upcoming spinoff.

1. "Harry Potter" Prequel Plot

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be set seven decades before the events of Harry Potter happened. According to Crossmap, the film will depict the tale of British Ministry of Magic employee Newt Scamander, who is also the future author of the titular book, and his adventures before writing, "Fantastic Beasts," a textbook used by Hogwarts students.

2. "Harry Potter" Prequel Cast

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will feature Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Other cast also include Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Carmen Ejogo, John Voight, Ron Perlman, and Jenn Murray while David Yates is the director and J.K. Rowling served as the screenplay writer, Cinema Blend reports.

3. "Harry Potter" Prequel Release Date

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is scheduled to be released in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016. And since it will be a trilogy, the second movie is scheduled for release on Nov. 16, 2018, and the third and final film to be released on Nov. 20, 2020.

Meanwhile, the upcoming "Harry Potter" prequel is reportedly different from other "Harry Potter" films. In fact, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be a period drama set in the United States.

In addition, the upcoming "Harry Potter" prequel will also tell the relationship between wizards and No Majs, and will have an element of romance, as per Den of Geek. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is also expected to have an IMAX 4K and 3D release.

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