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JK Rowling drops Fantastic Beasts sequel hints during Twitter Q&A

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Story by Jack Foley

JK ROWLING has dropped several hints about what to expect from the sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them during a Twitter Q&A with fans following the first film’s huge opening weekend.

The author, who made her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts, confirmed that the timeline for the five film series starts in 1926 and will conclude in 1945.

“It’s just too big to fit in one movie!” she added.

Rowling also confirmed that Alison Sudol, who plays free-spirited legilimens Queenie Goldstein, would be returning for the second film, along with Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Katherine Waterston.

Other questions were more specific to the events of Fantastic Beasts itself, with several expressing concern for the fate of Frank, a colossal Thunderbird who plays a key role in the film. Although unseen, Rowling confirmed that Frank did made it safely home to his native Arizona.

She also confirmed that Newt Scamander was wearing a Hufflepuff House scarf throughout much of the film – one of several references to the Harry Potter franchise, which takes place years later in Rowling’s wizarding world.

She confirmed that Scamander, played by Redmayne, provides a strong role model for budding Hufflepuffs, even though the House itself is much maligned by Potter fans because of its lack of interesting characters in the original books.

As evidence, the only notable Hufflepuff from the Harry Potter series was Cedric Diggory, who was played by Robert Pattinson.

Earlier this week, Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman confirmed that Johnny Depp, who featured as a cameo in the first film, would feature more prominently in the remaining four films.

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them enjoyed the biggest opening weekend of 2016 in the UK and raked in $75 million on its US debut.

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