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J.K. Rowling: Fantastic Beasts will have five movies

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Jaap Buitendijk

There must be a lot of room in Newt Scamander’s magical case.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have a total of five movies, J.K. Rowling announced on Thursday.

The Harry Potter scribe and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter broke the news during a surprise appearance at a fan event and cast Q&A that was broadcast live on the film franchise’s Facebook page.

The first Fantastic Beasts film, which has a screenplay written by Rowling, arrives in theaters on Nov. 18. Warner Bros. has already dated a sequel for 2018, which is said to move deeper into “an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.”

Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, and many more. 

Head here for even more news from Thursday’s fan event and cast Q&A.