… And the squeals of millions of fans ring through the night.

Deadline reports at a global event for the Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, J.K Rowling, the revered author of the Harry Potter book franchise and Fantastic Beasts novel, announced plans to expand the planned trilogy to a whopping total of five films for the Harry Potter spinoff.

Watch the full global event below! Announcement begins ~50:24


The official Fantastic Beasts twitter account confirmed it to the tune of over 3,500 retweets thus far, with more and more fans clamoring to RT the exciting news.

The announcement came as fans were given a sneak peek of footage from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts during the event. The global event, “hosted by several theaters around the U.S. and London, featured new footage from the film, and a live Q&A with stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight as well as director David Yates,” according to THR.

Fans Are Collectively Losing Their Minds

As expected, the twitter universe is exploding with individuals who are either unable to breathe from the news to those expressing their reactions using gifs.

This Fan Receives Great Advice From The IMAX Twitter

Visceral Reaction Makes Me Uncomfortable But That’s Okay

A Spokesperson For Wizards Shares His Thoughts

The News Even Made Some Multilingual!


The first installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them franchise is set in New York, 1926 and tells the story of “writer Newt Scamander (Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, set seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.” The film hits theatres on November 18th, 2016.

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