Fantastic Beasts Producer Teases More Harry Potter References In The Sequel

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Ever since we were introduced to Harry Potter and the incredible Wizarding World that Joanne K. Rowling has created, we were in love – if not even obsessed (but just a little bit). When the last movie came out in 2011, obviously we were devastated that Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) journey was over, even though he and his friends got the happy end they deserved.

When we got taken back to the Wizarding World in 2016 and met Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in the first of five Fantastic Beasts movie, we fell in love with the magical world all over again. Especially because there were already a few references to the Wizarding World we first fell in love with.

Given the news that Jude Law would play a younger version of Albus Dumbledore, we already knew that we could expect a few more of those little links to the future.

Apparently, however, Dumbledore’s role won’t be the only link from the future for us Potterheads. According to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman, there will be more, which he revealed when he sat down with DigitalSpy.

“I think the pleasure of these Fantastic Beasts films is that they’ll work on their own terms. You don’t need to know Harry Potter to enjoy them, but if you do, you have another layer, another level to enjoy,” the producer said.

He also added, “I’m very excited as more nuggets drop and audiences respond. Fans will be incredibly excited. This next film is different to the first, but each film will march to its own beat and have its own tone. I don’t yet know if the series will get darker, although all of them will be fun and entertaining.”

Obviously, this can only mean that we get a lot more references to the Wizarding World of the future we know so well, particularly because the location will go back to London as well. This is opposed to the first Fantastic Beasts movie, which was set in New York City. Thus, it will give us another link to the future and to where it all started for Harry.

Even though each upcoming movie around Newt Scamander and his friends will be a bit different than the ones before, I’m sure we will enjoy every adventure we will be going on in the Wizarding World nevertheless.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is set to hit theaters on November 16, 2018. If you’re curious what we know so far about the movie, then check out our article about it.

Anna Hattingen