Potter fans will love this J.K. Rowling update. The best-selling author is making her screenwriting debut with a series of movies loosely based on her world-famous franchise about the teenage wizard and his battle against the Dark Lord. The first film in this Harry Potter spin-off series is entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them— and is an original story based on the adventures of Newt Scamander. Though Rowling says, “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.” Okay, so Potter will not make an appearance, but Rowling’s return is exciting enough!
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