JK Rowling issues ‘Fantastic Beasts’ hints in Twitter responses to fans

Author hints at future of characters from first film

JK Rowling has given hints about future Fantastic Beasts films and which characters could star in them.

Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hit cinemas on Friday (November 18), with critical response generally positive so far.

Rowling penned the script for the prequel movie, which is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins. The story focuses on Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s Hogwarts text books, and his adventures in New York City. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, heading up a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton.


Taking to Twitter following the film’s eagerly-awaited release, Rowling said that she was “being asked so many good questions about story [and] characters” in the new and future films, stressing that if she doesn’t respond then it’s because there’s four movies to go and she doesn’t want to give away any spoilers.

However, the writer did appear to hint at the return of the characters Tina (Waterston),  Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler) in future instalments. See her tweets in full below.

Read more: Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them – the full NME review and verdict


Meanwhile, JK Rowling recently defended the decision to turn the original Fantastic Beasts novella into five movies.

“I think, when you realise what story we’re really telling, you’ll understand that it can’t possibly fit in one movie,” she said. Responding to another fan questioning whether the franchise will stop with five, she wrote: “There’s a natural arc to five. You’ll see.”


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