Tomorrow, the wizarding world will have its horizon expanded a bit when Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits theaters. The new spin-off franchise will take place before JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and follow magizoologist Newt Scamander on a wild, whimsical, and dangerous journey. When fans learned that new films were on their way, they were excited to see what the projects had in store - but they did have one lingering question: How were the sequels going to be named?
Well, Eddie Redmayne has just answered that burning question for curious fans.
During a recent interview with the Fantastic Beasts cast, Redmayne revealed how the titles for the upcoming sequels would be handled. They will follow in the steps of Harry Potter and use ‘and the’ to bridge the gap. So, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will become Fantastic Beasts and Something-Something-Something when the sequel rolls around.
In true Harry Potter tradition, the names of the films will get more complicated as time goes on. When the fifth Fantastic Beasts movie reaches theaters, fans could be dealing with dozens of syllables. Just, trying saying Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; You’ll see.
For now, fans will have to see how the upcoming titles for Fantastic Beasts fit with the story. When it came to Harry Potter, every subtitle gave a hint about what each story would contain. For instance, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was focused on assembling the secretive organization of freedom-fighting wizards. When the second Fantastic Beasts film premieres next year, its title could hint at what storylines it contains.
But, for now, even Redmayne is in the dark about the sequel’s plot.
During an interview with Variety, the actor said he has not gotten to read the sequel’s script. “The impression I get is I won’t for awhile,” he said.
Redmayne also confessed he has no idea how the series will end. While he thinks different actors known varying amounts about the spin-off’s end game, the actor is unaware of how Fantastic Beasts will play out.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them brings the world of magic to theaters on November 18.
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