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J.K. Rowling reveals more about Fantastic Beasts at Press Conference and NYC Premiere

November 11, 2016

Yesterday was the Press Conference for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the World Premiere too in London. J.K. Rowling was present at both events, and she revealed more about the upcoming films of this new series.


J.K. Rowling, cast and crew at the Press Conference
J.K. Rowling, cast and crew at the Press Conference

Rowling talked about Albus Dumbledore and what we are going to see in the second film:

“You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man. We’ll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned, watch this space.”

“Well, it’s true that Harry is not in the movie, because he’s not born yet. But this is very much of the world. And there are characters, you will learn more about through ‘Fantastic Beasts.’ I’m being so careful. This is ‘Potter.’ There’s a certain glory in writing a standalone novel where you can write anything you want. Now I’’m back in top-secret territory again.”

J.K. Rowling at the Premiere with Eddie Redmayne
J.K. Rowling at the Premiere with Eddie Redmayne

She also confirmed the fifth movie will take place in 1945, the year of the big duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald:

“Originally, to tell you the truth, we said ‘a trilogy’ as a placeholder. We were feeling our way, and then there came a point in the drafting of the story […] where I could see an arc to five. It came out of the material. It’s ambitious to tell it in five, to be honest, because it’s spanning 19 years.”

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