J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts,' Movie Gets A Release Date
**Two-and-a-half **years isn't so long to wait, right? That's how long it'll be until J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter-universe movie, Fantastic Beasts, will hit theaters. The release is now officially scheduled for November 18, 2016, just two days after the **15th anniversary of Harry Potter **and the Sorcerer's Stone.
As we've detailed before, **Fantastic Beasts **will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist whose most famous book, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, was required reading for Harry, Ron, and Hermione at Hogwarts. The movie, which will likely be the first of three, will be set in the late '20s or early '30s, some 70s years before the events of the first Potter book.