The Fantastic Beasts sequel has a release date


Fantastic Beasts

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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This afternoon the official Twitter account for** Fantastic Beasts **has announced a release date for the 'as yet' untitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

Keeping the tweet brief, it revealed the release date as the 16th November 2018, almost two years to the day that the first film was released. The tweet said, 'Wands at the ready. On 16.11.18 the #FantasticBeasts story continues. Check back tomorrow for more #MagicInProgress. #WizardingWednesdays'

This was accompanied by a photo of two wands.

At present we still don't have a name for the new film, however the tweet has confirmed more will be announced tomorrow - could it be the name?

This exciting news has quickly been picked up by fans around the world who commented on the tweet saying, 'Yes yes yes!!' and 'πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ'. Others have also responded with gifs and emojis.

Earlier this year the** Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them** sequel began filming and was searching for young actors between the ages of 13 and 16 to play young versions of Newt, Leta, and another character called Sebastian.

The film is believed to be set in 1927, just a few months after the first film and follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore, as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

This new film will be the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which was released in November 2016. It was J.K.Rowling's screenwriting debut and drew inspiration from the Hogwarts textbook of the same name written by Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter books.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them saw Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne play the lead character Newt Scamander - a world magizoologist. When he arrived in New York City he had a suitcase full of magical delights.

Watch the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below:

In June this year the first **Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone **celebrated its 20th anniversary. Author JK Rowling initially struggled to get her book published and was turned down by 12 publishing houses before Bloomsbury took it on. Not confident that it would be popular they only printed 500 hardback copies of the book and 5,150 paperbacks.

Despite the struggles at the beginning **Harry Potter **became immensely popular and this week we heard about the brand new Harry Potter themed advent calendars which have been taking the world by storm. Available in store at Target in the US, many members of the public have been left disappointed when they turn up to find they're out of stock.

See more exciting products in our gallery below:


Exciting new products

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Dog Umbrella

The dog umbrella is now available to buy in the UK. The dog umbrella sounds crazy, but it really is a product that you can now buy for your pooch.

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Giant Prosecco glass

Amazingly this giant glass holds a whole bottle of Prosecco! It has a massive capacity of 750ml, making it perfect for Prosecco-lovers.

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Bacon Toaster

This toaster can cook up to six rashers of bacon at the same time.

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Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg

Dubbed the 'Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg', this delicious Easter treat comes with some egg-citing additions. And by that we mean crunchy mini oatcake crackers and a sachet of sweet and sticky caramalised onion chutney (an absolute must-have side-dish for when eating cheese).

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KFC Double Down

The KFC Double Down was available last year a limited time only.

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Amazon Beauty Calendar

Featuring 24 drawers full of fantastic beauty products, this is the perfect present for anyone who loves a bit of glitz and glamour in their life.

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Ben & Jerry's vegan

Three delicious choices of Ben & Jerry's vegan flavours were launched in September, including Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies.

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Huge Prosecco bottle

This new mega bottle from Aldi is apparently known as a jeroboam and costs Β£39.99, quite reasonable considering its size.

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Giant Gin glass

Coming in a gift pack of two, these giant Gin glasses aren't just huge, they are also made with the finest Bohemian Royal Crystal which is internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship and elegance.

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Gin & Tonic Ice Popsicles

Discount supermarket Aldi stocked the shelves last summer with gin ice popsicles.

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Ben & Jerry's Topped

In March 2018 the new Ben & Jerry's Topped flavours were revealed.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk 30% Less Sugar

Available nationwide from July 2019 onward, you can enjoy the classic taste of the iconic Cabury Dairy Milk bar, but with 30% less sugar!

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Matching dog and human pyjamas

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Prosecco cheese

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Mini McFlurry's

McDonald's have revealed the newly-sized McFlurry's!

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Slush Puppie Slushie Machine

Enjoy your favourite retro icy drink with B&M Store's Slush Puppie Slushie Machine...Perfect for the summertime heatwave!

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GIANT Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float

Nothing says summer like a massive inflatable flamingo pool float, large enough to comfortably fit two adults. Thanks, Aldi...

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