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Magic news for Potter fans: five new prequels

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sterious thing, time.>> A beastly bonanza for Harry Potter fans. Author J.K. Rowling announcing five Fantastic Beasts films. The franchise a spin-off from her spellbinding series about a boy wizard.>> This is new material.
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There are ways in which we connect to the Potter books that I think people will find surprising.>> And it was clearly fantastic news for Potter aficionados. As the question and answer session with the cast of the first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Brothers holding several fan events, including this one in London.
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Even the actors, including Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, seeming surprised there would be five films rather than the three first announced.>> God, I couldn't do that.>> They'll be prequels to the Potter books, a repressive 1920s America that suppresses all magic the setting for the first installment.>> In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them you're learning about a part of magical history that's talked about in the Potter books, but you never see.
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I'm getting a chance to tell that now.>> And there were other revelations. Like a comeback for a much loved character.>> And we see Dumbledore in the second movie. A young Dumbledore, who comes back and, I've got to cast young Dumbledore, actually.>> Fans and Warner Brothers alike will be hoping the films recapture the Harry Potter magic.
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>> This is what I wanted to do.