Date: 3rd March 2016
J.K Rowling has confirmed that the new Harry Potter film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy.
The author revealed the news in a tweet to a fan on Tuesday while trying to quash rumours that her recent play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' would be turned into a movie.
'You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though,' she tweeted.
The hotly-anticipated prequel to the Harry Potter series, which stars Eddie Redmayne and follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, is set to be released in November.
Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara has previously hinted that there could be even more than three films to come.
He recently told the LA Times: 'Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy.'
Fantastic Beasts is set 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter books.
Source: Press Release