It’s already becoming difficult to keep up with the second wave of Harry Potter sequels / prequels. If you hadn’t heard, a fantastically titled new film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is due this November, with Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and Colin Farrell starring. But just announced, Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Insurgent) has been added to the cast, her character as yet unnamed.
The 2001 Fantastic Beasts book was, of course, written by J.K. Rowling – but under the pseudonym Newt Scamander. It is indeed a prequel and actually hops the Pond, moving the story from Blighty to New York City, sometime 70 years before the by now well-known adventures of young master Potter.
A sequel to the prequel is already scheduled for a November 2018 release (got that?). And it is said that Kravitz’ role will be further developed into a more principal character.