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J.K. Rowling and David Yates to return for Fantastic Beasts sequel, release date confirmed for 2018
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J.K. Rowling and David Yates to return for Fantastic Beasts sequel, release date confirmed for 2018

Warner Brothers have confirmed a release date for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the new spin-off from Harry Potter, scripted by J. K. Rowling.

The first movie hasn't even hit cinemas yet, but a sequel has already been given a release date of November 16th in 2018. 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter and follows the adventures of Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, a wizard at the heart New York's secret magic community, who arrives for a meeting with a briefcase full of magical creatures, some of whom end up escaping. 

The movie stars, Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterson, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler. The movie has been directed by David Yates, who was behind the camera on four of the eight Harry Potter films, and is the start of a trilogy of movies. 

The new trailer is much longer and reveals that Scamander was thrown out of Hogwarts, but does have a key ally in Albus Dumbledore, the man who would go on to run Hogwarts during Harry Potter's time at the school. It also offers up a proper look at some of the incredible set pieces and a revealing look at the wizarding event Scamander is in New York to attend. 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be released into cinemas on November 18th next year. Both Yates and Rowling are confirmed to return for the sequel. 

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