Harry Potter’s story might be over, but J.K Rowling hasn’t stopped writing about wizards and witches yet. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (FBaWtFT) was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as one of Harry’s textbooks. At the time it was only a throwaway title to fill up a school book list, but Rowling took it further and actually published a copy of FBaWtFT under the name of the fictitious author Newt Scamander in 2001. Scamander was known as a famous magizoologist in the Harry Potter universe. The short book is a basic guide to the magical creatures in the Harry Potter Universe. Since then, Warner Brothers proposed the idea of making it a spin-off film, and Rowling readily agreed. Rowling wrote the film’s screenplay and welcomed back David Yates, the director of the last four Harry Potter movies.
Rowling has released several tidbits of information over the past few months. Eight promo photos were released early November, giving Potterheads (collective name for Harry Potter Fans) a look inside Newt Scamander’s world. It has become apparent that there are several differences between the wizarding worlds in Britain and America. To reveal these pieces of information, click on the magical "read more" button below.
Fans are particularly excited for the expansion of the wizarding world into the U.S and are eagerly awaiting new information. For a breakdown of all that has been revealed, click here to be directed to Pottermore, a site regularly updated by J.K Rowling herself. The first film in the trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be released Nov. 18, 2016.