Warners Plans “Potter” Trilogy, More DC

Warner Bros. Pictures has expanded its plans for the film version of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” spinoff property “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Back when the film adaptation was first announced in September, WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara said the studio had hoped it would serve as a potential franchise launcher. In a profile on Tsujihara this weekend, The New York Times revealed that the plan now is for a trilogy.

Those complaining that a trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 310-page long “The Hobbit” seemed like overkill will likely balk at the idea of Rowling’s 54-page Hogwarts textbook being turned into “three megamovies” as the article states.

Set initially in New York seven decades before the start of Harry Potter’s story, the films will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander.

The same article also says “a film series will be announced in the near future” based on DC Comics properties, and “it is expected to include a ‘Justice League’ movie.”

Source: Variety