Ever since JK Rowling revealed that “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” will have four sequels after the first installment is released later this month, moviegoers have been wondering when they will actually be released. Turns out that they will be coming quite thick and fast, because Cinemablend spoke to producer David Heyman at the New York press junket for “Fantastic Beasts”, he said they will be release every two years.
“Yep, every two years. Well, let's see. Let's hope people come to this one. If they come to this one, we'll make the next one. That's quite an intense schedule every two years. So I'm hoping that it'll be every two years, but if it bleeds into two and a half years so be it.”
He also revealed the second film will begin filming July/August next year.
Considering that the eight Harry Potter films grossed a combined total of $7.723 billion at the box office between 2001 and 2011, it's extremely likely that audiences will be flocking to reconnect with the Wizarding World over the next few weeks.
It might not make quite as big a smash at the box office as its predecessor “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2” did back in 2011, though, because it is introducing us to a whole host of new characters who are spinning off from Harry, Hermione and Ron's antics in the original films. Leading the way is Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who arrives in 1926 New York with a briefcase full of magical beasts that soon escape and cause a catastrophic chain of events.
The film is released on November 18, starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, David Heyman and David Yates.