Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara told New York Times that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff will at least be a trilogy. JK Rowling: ‘When I say he made ‘Fantastic Beasts’ happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth.
We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting! When Kevin got the top job, he brought a new energy, which rubbed off. He’s a very engaging person, thoughtful and funny.’
The three Fantastic Beasts films will be ‘megamovies.’ The film will follow Newt Scamander long before Harry’s journey began. They are not prequels or sequels. They will ‘start in’ New York. A director and release date haven’t been set.