The series of five films, beginning with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” tells the story of Newt Scamander’s adventures around the globe and the rise to power and eventual defeat of Gellert Grindelwald between 1926 and 1945 (JKR:Tw). The screenplays are by J.K. Rowling. The titles of each film will begin with “Fantastic Beasts …” (Interview with the actors from the first film).
The films in the series are:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18, 2016 (WFT)
Takes place in 1926, New York City, United States of America
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – November 16, 2018 (CG)
Takes place primarily in France
Fantastic Beasts 3 (title TBA) – November 12, 2021 (FB3)
Fantastic Beasts 4 (title and release date TBA) (FB4)
Fantastic Beasts 5 (title and release date TBA) (FB5)
Calendar and Dates
The events of the first film take place in the 1920s, some 70 years before the Second Wizarding War and the victory over Voldemort by Harry Potter. The series will span the years from 1926 to 1945, according to Rowling on Twitter.
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Fantastic Beasts (film series)
Titles for all but the first and second films have not been announced. The abbreviations FB3, FB4 etc. are place holders.