'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' To Be A Trilogy

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J.K. Rowling on September 27, 2012 in London -- Getty Images

"Harry Potter" fans were overjoyed when it was announced that J.K. Rowling would be penning a spin-off of her massive wizard franchise - and now fans have three times as much to celebrate!

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara told the New York Times that "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" - the new big screen project written by Rowling - will be a trilogy and described them as "three megamovies."

The story will center on Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist," a person who studies magical creatures. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was on the reading list for Harry, Ron and Hermione in the first "Potter" film in 2001.

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The trilogy is neither a prequel nor a sequel and will start 70 years before the events of "Potter" and begin in New York City.

-- Jesse Spero

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