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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequels - When Will They Be Released?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on its way to becoming a massive hit after ruling the box office this weekend and fans can look forward to four more movies in the franchise.

The second and third movies have had release dates scheduled for quite some time now and you can expect them to hit theaters on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020, respectively. We will have to wait and see when the fourth and fifth movies will come out!

J.K. Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter of the Fantastic Beasts series, has confirmed the timeline of the sequels.

The story begins in 1926 and she says that it will end in 1945.

'Fantastic Beasts' Cast List - Meet the 'Harry Potter' Spinoff Stars

The new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out in theaters now and some fans are probably wondering who plays some of the important roles in the film like Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein!

The cast features Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, but there are also plenty of actors that are still on the rise like Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Ezra Miller.

The movie is a spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise and the new film series will span across five installments written by author and new screenwriter J.K. Rowling.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is expected to top the weekend box office with a first frame north of $70 million.

Click through the slideshow to meet the cast of Fantastic Beasts…

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Johnny Depp Steps Out After J.K. Rowling Defends 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting

Johnny Depp hits the red carpet after J.K. Rowling fiercely defended his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them casting following his abuse allegations.

The 53-year-old actor was all smiles as he posed next to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry at the Classic Rock Awards 2016 held at the Ryougoku Kokugikan Stadium on Friday (November 11) in Tokyo, Japan.

Other rock icons in attendance were Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, and Orianthi.

Johnny will star as Grindelwald in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the casting decision has caused some controversy because of his alleged domestic violence incidents.

Director David Yates has already spoken out to defend the casting, and now Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has done the same.

At the film’s world premiere on Thursday, she revealed that Johnny has “done incredible things” with the portrayal of the dark wizard and that she is “delighted” with the casting choice.

“He’s obviously a cameo in this film but going forward will obviously be more important,” she told People. “Watching Johnny create a character is really quite remarkable, it’s fascinating. It’s great as a writer to work with people like that.”

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Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting Defended by Director

Johnny Depp is set to star in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but his casting has drawn some criticism due to his alleged domestic violence incidents.

David Yates, the director of the first movie, has opened up to defend the casting decision.

“The whole principal of casting the movie was go for the best actor; go for the most inspired, interesting, right fit for that character. As we started to approach Grindelwald, we thought, ‘Who’s going to take this in an interesting direction?’ In this business — it’s a weird old business — you’re a star one week, people are saying odd things the next, but no one takes away your pure talent,” David told Screen Rant.

Johnny Depp is a real artist and he’s created several characters who have really resonated in our popular culture. He’s a really brilliant, brilliant actor and we were excited about seeing what he would do with this kind of character. He’s fearless, he’s imaginative, he’s ambitious. We thought he’d do something fun and special. So we went for him purely on that selfish basis, we don’t care if he’s famous or not famous, we just know he’s interesting,” he added.

Johnny was cast in the movie well before his split from Amber Heard as his scenes for the first movie were filmed in January.

Johnny Depp Suits Up To Get Honored At 2016 Rhonda's Kiss Benefit Concert!

Johnny Depp is all smiles while hitting the stage in suit at the 2016 Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Concert held at El Rey Theatre on Thursday (November 3) in Los Angeles.

The 53-year-old Oscar-nominated actor was joined by Zachary Levi, Brenton Thwaites, and performers Juliette Lewis, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Weezer’s Scott Shriner, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Velvet Revolver’s Dave Kushner and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joey Castillo at the event benefiting Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment.

“Cancer affects many lives and this year it was my family’’s turn,” Johnny explained in the press release. “The team at Cedars-Sinai works tirelessly to help people in their darkest moments. Their work is invaluable to all of us, and I will support any opportunity to help shine a light on the cause through Rhonda’s Kiss.”

20+ pictures inside of Johnny Depp and others at the 2016 Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit ConcertMore Here! »

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Johnny Depp Joins Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Exciting news – Johnny Depp has joined the cast of the sequel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

The 53-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will play a co-starring role in the Harry Potter universe alongside Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, according to Deadline.

While it is not yet known who Johnny will play in the film, he is rumored to be making a quick appearance in the first installment of the franchise, out in theaters on November 18.

The upcoming movie follows a secret community of witches and wizards in New York and is set 70 years before the events in Harry Potter.

Javier Bardem & Brenton Thwaites Star in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Teaser Trailer!

The first teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been released!

The first look at the fifth installment in the franchise sees Javier Bardem‘s villainous character Captain Salazar visiting Brenton Thwaites‘ character Henry in his prison cell and giving him the task of finding Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

“Find Sparrow for me and relay a message from Captain Salazar and tell him, ‘Death comes straight for him.’ Will you say that to him? Please?” Javier says in the clip.

Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters everywhere on May 26, 2017.


Teaser Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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