J.K Rowling has teased the script for a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.
The Harry Potter author took to Twitter to share a photo of a document which contained the typed words “written by J.K. Rowling” along snippets of the text “confidential” and “Warner Bros. Pictures” – the studio which is responsible for bringing the magical movie to the big screen and the Harry Potter franchise.
Rowling further whipped fans into a frenzy of excitement by captioning the image: “Having a Beastly day.”
Having a Beastly day… pic.twitter.com/xRGCC9gt3B
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 27, 2017
One fan wrote, “Oh my lawdy (sic”, while others asked what the sequel will be called – with one suggesting it could be ‘Beastly Day’ and another couldn’t contain their excitement by posting, “OMG THE SCRIPT FOR THE NEXT FANTASTIC BEASTS MOVIE (sic)”.
The first film was written by Rowling – based on her book of the same name – and directed by David Yates, who was also at the helm of the final four films in the Potter franchise. It starred Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne as the “Magizoologist” Newt Scamander, Inherent Vice’s Katherine Waterson as a witch named Tina and Colin Farrell as wizard Graves.
At this years Academy Awards, the film scooped the Oscar for Best Costume Design, which went to Colleen Atwood – and marks the first Academy Award for the Potter franchise.
Not much is known about the second installment other than that Johnny Depp will make an appearance as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald will make an appearance when the movie opens in cinemas in November 2018.
Shooting on the project is due to begin in August and will take place in London and Paris. It is the first of four planned sequels by Warner Bros. and 51-year-old Rowling.