Harry Potter spinoff trilogy announced

Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 15, 2014

The magic is back!

A new Harry Potter based movie trilogy is in the works, Warner Brothers announced Wednesday.

The movies, based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be released in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

David Yates will direct and will be joined by other filmmakers from the original eight Harry Potter movies. Yates previously directed the final four.

Are three movies for one spinoff novel a good idea? Watch this Newsy video for analysis:

In addition to Harry Potter, Warner Brothers announced release dates for several DC Comics movies:

  • Batman v Superman (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League Part One (2017)
  • The Flash (2018)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam (2019)
  • Justice League Part Two (2019)
  • Cyborg (2020)
  • Green Lantern (2020)


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