J. K. Rowling Confirms Time Span Of FANTASTIC BEASTS Series (Mild Spoilers)

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Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling has always maintained some availability to her fans on social media, and in the wake of Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them‘s staggering $219 million worldwide opening this past weekend, she took to twitter to answer some fan questions about the movie and how exactly it will all fit into the Wizarding World that she created for the Potter book series.

Warning: Some spoilers for both the current Fantastic Beasts film and the ones on the way below.

In terms of what fans should expect in the upcoming films, Rowling stated that the entire five film series will span the years of 1924 to 1945. She also promised that the free-spirited legilimens Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) will be returning for the second installment. With the second installment making its way into theaters no earlier than two years from, Rowling of course wants to keep some information about the upcoming films close to the vest. But in the meantime, let her answers below serve to whet one’s appetite a bit.

On the return of Queenie in the next film –

Was that a Hufflepuff scarf Newt was wearing at the end?

For some fans who questioned if the new film series was canonical with the book series as there seemed to be some differing details, Rowling confirmed that they were indeed canon.

Why was Newt allowed to keep his wand and work for the Ministry of Magic?

Was the magical best Newt had named was really a thunderbird and did it eventually did make its way back home to Arizona?

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