Great news, Harry Potter fans. A new movie trilogy based on the Hogwart's universe is happening.
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 stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.
Of course, there are no shooting dates, cast, directors or accompanying toy merchandise announced for the films yet, but who cares! We're going to obsess wildly and speculate about dream casting even if we haven't read the spinoff book yet.
No word yet on whether or not this new spinoff series will feature more or less shirtless Neville Longbottom, but will be sure to bring you all the latest shirtless updates as we get them.
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