Having read all the seven Potter books a few times over, I'd be the first excited to hear that the franchise is getting more stories. So when Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling announce that more Potter-universe films are coming our way, I should be thrilled. Except this is the same studio that bled the Lord of the Rings franchise to death, and I read all those books also. J.K. Rowling only recently completed her Fantastic Beasts Global Fan Event, where she released a few details on where the franchise could be heading.
As in, what can be accomplished in a sequel or perhaps a trilogy? This new Potter franchise will tap out at a trilogy, right?
Not so, as three films just aren't enough. I'm just going to say it: Cash grab! By the time the streamed event ended, both J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros have confirmed that there will be five, count 'em, five Fantastic Beasts movies. Really? How about we take a break and adapt Cursed Child at least?
Warner Bros Pushing Five Fantastic Beasts Movies
For those who can't sit through a 55-minute video, Warner Bros twitter feed perfectly sums up the news.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 13, 2016
For those of you who are hoping for the minor details, watch the entire stream for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below.
If there is anything to like, it is that J.K. Rowling, an undeniably brilliant writer, is behind all five installments. She has already finished the overall story arc of the pentalogy, so we can expect some er, magic there. She also explains that the sequel will not take place in New York, suggesting that each installment might take viewers to another destination. Like the differences between New York and England, each new territory is bound to offer different lessons in magic.
The most crazy part is that the Fantastic Beasts franchise is guaranteed to have five installments, but that doesn't mean there won't be more. We are likely to see spin-offs off this spin-off. All while Warner Bros rubs their hands together, deviously.