‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy News: More Mature than Harry Potter
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy will be more mature than Harry Potter says director David Yates. The movies will be the continuation of J.K. Rowling’s famous work and will be more grown-up but just as magical.Advertisement
The film will be Rowling’s screenplay debut. The author has already written the sequel and has ideas for a third film. The film promises to be theatrically fit with the author’s existing Potter universe.
According to The Independent, Yates teased about the upcoming films at the premiere of his latest film “The Legend Of Tarzan.” According to him, Fantastic Beasts deals with themes that resonate with us now in our current world.
He also added that J.K. Rowling is not afraid to explore quite interesting themes. That means something to them and will be evident in the first and second films.
The film focuses on Eddie Redmayne’s young wizard Newt Scamander. He arrives in 1920s New York obsessed with magical creatures and brimming with a sense of adventure.
The film stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, and Jenn Murray. The first film is set to be released in the UK on November 18 of this year.
According to Bustle, Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films is excited to be able to expand the Potter universe. He is also excited about the fact that they are not relying on existing source materials.
While the story of Newt’s travels is available in a text book version, unlike Harry’s, his story never filled its pages. This gives Yates and Rowling an opportunity to create a purely visual addition to the existing universe.
While Fantastic Beasts might be a fine addition, nothing will ever replace Harry Potter in our hearts. Growing up with Harry was a part many childhoods and with the new films being more mature, it seems the franchise is growing up along with its audience.