Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has long maintained a presence on social media and uses her accounts to interact with fans. She often takes part in impromptu question-and-answer sessions for her legions of fans, hoping to glean some details that might not be in the books or on her Pottermore website.
But Rowling will not delve into territory if she feels it will spoil an upcoming plot point in the sequel of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, of which she is hard at work in writing the script.
Rowling was answering some questions on Twitter when one fan decided to ask her if the author would reveal series protagonist Newt Scamander’s patronus, a magical animal guardian that protects its summoner from the harm of Dementors.
Fans can find out what animal their own patronus is by taking a quiz and posting to their social media accounts, and the Harry Potter series further fleshed out the lore and explored Harry, Hermione, and Ron’s own connections to the magical force.
But Rowling would not reveal this detail about Eddie Redmayne’s character in the spinoff series, calling it a “big spoiler” for future movies.
@jk_rowling could you please please please tell me which animal is newt's patronus? Or is that a spoiler of the next movies?— adoLETA lestranha? (@LerdaLestrange) April 26, 2017
Big spoiler. https://t.co/kmwXNaOEtT— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 26, 2017
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 will return fans to the world of Hogwarts, albeit to the other side of the pond and in a different timeline. The next film follows directly from the first and will feature Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, who is searching for an Obscurus—a magical parasite with dangerous abillities.
Rowling is hard at work on the sequel, which is also going to feature Jude Law as a younger Dumbledore as a part of the cast. The movie is set to release November 16, 2018, so don’t expect for Newt’s patronus to be revealed at least until then.
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 also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.