Warner Bros. Slots Three ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-offs
It isn’t just DC franchises that are headlining Warner Bros. (WB) for the coming years, at the same time the studio announced their 10 DC titled projects, three planned "Harry Potter" spin-offs, as well as three "Lego" pics were also revealed. Read on for more details on the story.
WB has already set the release of their "Harry Potter" spin-off pic “Fantastic Beasts,” coming to theaters at Nov. 18, 2016. Moreover, with their announcement of 10 DC titled projects comes the reveal of two more planned follow-up pics for “Beasts,” slating them for a 2018 and 2020 release. According to a tweet from Wall Street Journal’s Ben Fritz, Warner Brothers Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara says the pic will be “at least a trilogy.”
Based on the Harry Potter spin-off novel, “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them,” penned by fictional author Newt Scamander, but actually written by "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling, "Beasts" will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, the in-universe writer of the book in which the films are based. The film is set within the same world as Harry Potter, taking place 70 years before Harry Potter. The pic which is neither a direct sequel nor prequel of the "Harry Potter" movies will see the debut of Rowling as a screen writer. David Yates who directed the last four installments of the "Harry Potter" film series is set to direct the trilogy.
Moreover, Warner has unveiled 10 of their planned DC titled movies, including “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman,” "Justice League Part One," “The Flash,” “Aquaman,” “Shazam,” “Justice League Part Two,” “Cyborg,” and “Green Lantern.” Aside from these, two more DC titled pics will be produced, a standalone pics for Superman and Batman. The planned pics will span from 2016 to 2020. The release dates for three new LEGO movies has also been unveiled: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” slated for 2016, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spinoff of the original pic “The LEGO Movie,” featuring the pic’s Batman voiced by Will Arnett,for 2017 and “The LEGO Movie 2,” a direct sequel to the 2014 film that starred Chris Pratt, scheduled for a 2018 release.
And that’s our latest scoop for the three "Harry Potter" spin-offs. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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