By Jessica Derschowitz
Updated October 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Credit: 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.”

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 132 minutes
director
  • David Yates

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