The Next Film in the “Fantastic Beasts” Series is in the Works, Being Written by J.K. Rowling

The Next Adventure Will Open Worldwide on November 16, 2018

The “Fantastic Beasts” Film Series Adds to the Global Expansion of
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As anticipation builds for the November 18th release of
Warner Bros. Pictures’ adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them,” the Studio has announced plans to return to J.K. Rowling’s
Wizarding World for the next film in the series, slated for worldwide
release on November 16, 2018. The announcement was made today by Greg
Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and
Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros.
Pictures.

Wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut
on the first film, is scripting the sequel.

The second “Fantastic Beasts” movie moves deeper into an increasingly
dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have
to decide on their allegiances.

Director David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films) will again
take the helm, having recently completed work on “Fantastic Beasts and
Where to Find Them.” The new film will also reunite producers David
Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick
Senat and Danny Cohen will serve as executive producers.

The “Fantastic Beasts” franchise is an important part of J.K. Rowling’s
Wizarding World, a brand which continues to expand. The new play, “Harry
Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two
,” has just opened to
rave reviews in London, drawing rapturous applause in sold out
performances, and the script of the play, just published, has already
seen unprecedented sales for a script book. The Wizarding World of Harry
Potter theme parks at Universal Studios in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka,
Japan, continue to entertain record crowds and Warner Bros. Studio Tour
London – The Making of Harry Potter offers another extremely popular
experience for fans of all ages. There is much more on the horizon, all
highlighting that the global interest in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World
in every medium is stronger than ever.

The “Fantastic Beasts” films will be distributed worldwide by Warner
Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Contacts

Warner Bros. Pictures
Jack Horner, 818-954-3291
Jack.horner@warnerbros.com