Pretty much the whole team will be back together. JK Rowling will once again write the script; David Yates will once again direct; David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram will once again produce; Eddie Redmayne will once again star as Newt Scamander. There’s even a release date: 16 November 2018.
Warners promise the second film “moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world”.
You can’t blame Warners for feeling confident enough to make this move so early. With Harry Potter And The Cursed Child packing them in at the theatre, with glowing reviews, and the script book of the play becoming the fastest selling book in the UK this decade (and the fastest since record holder Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in 2007) it’s clear there’s still a massive hunger for the franchise. This sequel isn’t much of a financial gamble.
The Harry Potter films have achieved a world wide box office gross of $7.7 billion so far.