The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise is the Harry Potter prequel that fans always wanted. It delves into the pasts of Albus Dumbledore, the dark wizard Grindelwald, and the wider wizarding world, thus answering some of the questions posed in the original books. And Jude Law, the acclaimed actor playing the younger version of Dumbledore, has been told some secrets by J.K. Rowling herself.
The first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film was unsurprisingly one of the biggest hits of 2016. It starred Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” who finds himself having to track down his misplaced collection of creatures in 1926 New York. It grossed $814 million worldwide, an impressive total indeed.