JK Rowling reveals Fantastic Beasts tidbits in Twitter Q&A

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Now that ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ has finally landed in cinemas with a splash (though a somewhat modest splash by Harry Potter-verse standards), writer JK Rowling has naturally had no shortage of questions from fans about this new era of her magical world.

Subsequently, the acclaimed best-selling author-turned-screenwriter and producer took to Twitter on Monday to provide answers to some of those questions.

Very mild spoilers for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ coming up.

In response to a question as to whether Newt Scamander was wearing a Hufflepuff scarf (thereby confirming which school of Hogwarts he was in, prior to his expulsion):

On the timeline that the story will follow, and why it was decided to spread it out over five films, as opposed to three as had originally been planned:


Rowling also confirmed that Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) will return in the next film, and that Frank the Thunderbird made it to Arizona after the film’s conclusion.

One notable question which arose was that, as an expelled student from Hogwarts, surely Newt should not have been allowed to use magic, as was the case with Hagrid. To this, Rowling played her cards a little closer to her chest:

Rowling is poised to pen each film in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series, and director David Yates has confirmed he will direct all of them.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is in cinemas now – with the first, as-yet untitled sequel scheduled for November 2018.

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