Warner Bros announce three Harry Potter spin-offs

MUMBAI: After a long wait, some good news for the Harry Potter fans, Warner Brothers has announced three new Harry potter spin-offs based on JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ to be released in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

The studio has also revealed that there will be three new installments of ‘The Lego Movie’ and 10 DC Comics superhero films, including ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Aquaman’.

The new film will feature characters from the fictional textbook written by Newt Scamander at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  He is a magizoologist who deals with magical creatures and also author of the textbook used by students at the exclusive Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book was mentioned in 49-year-old’s first novel in the series – ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone’.

According to media reports, the stories will be neither prequels nor sequels and will take place about seven decades before Harry and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley enter Hogwarts.

To be directed by David Yates, the film-maker behind the final four Potter movies, the author herself will be writing the script for the movies.

The Harry Potter film franchise remains the most successful in film history with $7.7 billion in global box office earnings.

Rowling's series of books has sold more than 450 million copies and the brand has an estimated worth of $15 billion.

Giving the fans a clue before the official, announcement, last week the author tweeted out an anagram, “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours,” which she said is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt’s story.

Rowling's Harry Potter books - which were published from 1997 to 2007 and tell the story of the young wizard and his friends at the Hogwarts school of magic.

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