Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them poses something of a challenge for Harry Potter fans when it comes to the movie’s name, and its subsequent sequels.
While the Harry Potter book series was always built around the idea of sequels, and each book has its own descriptive name, Fantastic Beasts already has a very long title, and sticking numbers on the end feels awkward and uncomfortable.
Thankfully, Eddie Redmayne has revealed that the next movies in the series will not be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, 3, and so on – instead, the naming structure for these movies will perfectly continue the Harry Potter sequel convention, with their own personal taglines.
“I did actually ask that question to David Yates and David Heyman yesterday, and the answer is: Fantastic Beasts will remain in the title if we go forward, and then it will be ‘and the…’”
So as it turns out, much like the Harry Potter and the [insert title here], Fantastic Beasts will be the name for the full series, and each will have its own title, rather than numbered sequels.
This does raise one big question, though – will the Fantastic Beasts part of the movie series’ name be ignored, or will each movie focus on Redmayne’s Newt Scamander hunting down mythical monsters, while an all-out wizard war rages around him?
Only time will tell whether the Fantastic Beasts series will live up to its name, but the first movie certainly has enough critters to justify the entire series.