“Fantastic Beasts” Sequels Get Global Settings

The first “Fantastic Beasts” film is set in New York City, the upcoming sequel “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is set around Paris. Director David Yates has now confirmed that three further proposed films in the “Harry Potter” prequel spin-off series will each take place in a different city.

Speaking with EW he’s confirmed that author J.K. Rowling, who is penning the scripts for the films, has already decided on where the next will take place:

“Jo’s already told us where the next one is taking place. It’s very exciting. This is a global story, ultimately. And given that there’s a global audience for this, it’s all the more delightful to take the story to different parts of the world.”

Those parts will likely tie back to the magical world that Rowling has fleshed out on the official Pottermore site where she previously has gone into detail about seven wizarding schools around the globe with the countries of Japan, Brazil, Uganda and Russia likely candidates for at least two of the films.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opens in cinemas on November 16th.