The big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is finally coming to cinemas on Nov. 18, but the "Harry Potter" septology author just revealed the news that audience will not be fully content when they finally get to watch it. That is because the Eddie Redmayne-led adaptation is actually a trilogy, which means we are all in for a big cliffhanger in November.
Just how did Rowling make the big reveal? The author casually mentioned it in response to a fan's excited tweet about the Harry Potter play "The Cursed Child."
The fan, Katie Hendrickson, expressed her excitement when news broke that the script for "The Cursed Child," the play in two parts, will be published so anyone who won't be able to see the actual play would still be able to read what it is about. She added that she heard rumors of the play getting adapted as a film, which Rowling immediately clarified.
According to the British author, "The Cursed Child" is only headed for the publishers but "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be shown in three films.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 29, 2016
"The Cursed Child" is a stage play written by Rowling and it's set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, only that Harry is not the focus this time. Another hint: it's not a prequel and it's set 19 years after the final duel between Harry and Lord Voldemort – yes, the epilogue, exactly.
We'll have to wait several years before we can all finally find out how the talented Magizoologist Newt Scamander will be able to recapture all the magical creatures that escaped his briefcase, which he undoubtedly cast an Undetectable Extension Charm on.
Then again, it is quite alright since that means we all get to immerse ourselves in Rowling's magical world a little longer. Perhaps we will also get a glimpse of the other Wizarding Schools around the globe. We certainly want to watch a round of rigorous Quidditch training in Mahoutokoro.
Watch the announcement trailer below.