Turns out the Harry Potter universe is just getting started. Beyond Sunday’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” book, here’s a look at what lies ahead for the franchise.
Three’s a charm: J.K Rowling confirmed there will be three movies in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series. The first film, directed by David Yates, hits theaters in November, followed by installments in 2018 and 2020.
For those who prefer words: Rowling will release the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts,” a first for her, on Nov. 19.
Take two: Die-hard fans may purchase the “Definitive Collector’s Edition” of the final script to “Cursed Child” after tweaks during the play’s current production.
“Cursed Child” crosses the pond: While not entirely confirmed, the New York Post reports that the play’s producers are in negotiations for a Broadway staging as early as next season, but may roost in Toronto beforehand.
Going down to Diagon: An anonymous source told the Los Angeles Times that the new Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood will be expanded to include a Diagon Alley, like its Florida counterpart.
Fill that bookshelf: According to Pottermore.com, there will be “new formats and editions” of the Hogwarts Library books — “Fantastic Beasts,” “Quidditch Through the Ages” and “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” — in 2017. For picture people, there will be an illustrated version of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” this year and four special editions of the first book (one for each Hogwarts house) in 2017 in the U.K.