J.K. Rowling Answers Some Important Questions About ‘Fantastic Beasts’ | Movies | Geek.com

Rowling has always been open to fans on Twitter, often answering lore questions about the Potterverse. Of course, after the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, she had quite a few notifications to get through.

She said that she wouldn’t be able to answer all of them since there could be potential spoilers for the four remaining films, but she did the best she could, including confirming the timeline that the rest of the franchise will cover.

I'm being asked so many good questions about story & characters in #FantasticBeasts. If I can't answer, it's bc we have 4 movies to go!

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

She said that the films would span a 19 year period–starting in 1926 and ending in 1945. Considering the revelation at the end of the movie, the ending date would make sense when it comes to an important historical duel between Grindelwald and Dumbledore.

Our story starts in 1926 and ends in 1945. It's just too big to fit in one movie! https://t.co/fb5GOGvTxq

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

From the trailer, we gathered that our hero, Newt Scamander, never completed his Hogwarts education. According to Percival Graves, Newt was expelled “for endangering human life,” but that’s all we know. In the core Harry Potter books, Newt, who literally wrote the book on magical creatures, was a graduate of Hogwarts, so what went wrong?

Even more intriguing is why was Newt was able to keep his wand after being expelled from Hogwarts. Hagrid, for instance, wasn’t allowed to keep his after the incident with the Basilisk. The Ministry of Magic broke his wand (he still has some version of it, which he hides in an umbrella). Rowling doesn’t answer this question outright but claims that it’ll become apparent in later films why Newt still has his.

All will become clear. Trust me. https://t.co/NwA12ZzgsA

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

But additionally, and many fans spotted this at the end, Newt is a proud Hufflepuff.

I can answer that one. Yes! https://t.co/R7eNoO3IWU

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

She also went into some detail on the new fantastic beasts, specifically one with an oddly common name. Despite what you may have thought about Frank, he’s not a Hippogriff. He’s actually a Thunderbird, a large bird-like creature that can sense supernatural danger and can use its wings to create powerful storms. It’s native to Arizona, which would explain why Newt, who named it Frank and wanted to return it home, was in America in the first place.

As Rowling says, there was good news after all of that.

Yes and yes! https://t.co/SF7rxMd42f

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

The sequel hasn’t entered production yet, but Rowling has already penned the script. Not much is known about what’ll be covered, but it’s possible Newt might not be the main character in some of the later films so that we may get more of a focus on the Grindelwald conflict. Either way, we know Rowling will be heavily involved and will probably answer some questions on Twitter if you ask.

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