News that J.K. Rowling was writing a Harry Potter spinoff movie based on the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sent fans into a happy swoon. Well, better get ready to catch them again because it looks like it won’t be just one movie, but a trilogy of films. According to a New York Times interview with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara:
…his deft touch became clear to Hollywood’s creative community last September. That is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billed as one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks. Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander
The article goes on to say that the films will be set in New York City 70 years before the first Harry Potter novel and that although the films will be set in the same universe as the original movies, they won’t be prequels, but an entirely new story that will stand on its own.