David Yates To Direct All Five ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Films

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director has confirmed he will be directing all five of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films.

“I love making films, and I’ve got a great team, all of whom are like family,” he explained. “I only look at it movie to movie,” he said.

Yates is in preproduction for the second film, for which they’re building sets of Paris, France and Watford, England.


Author J.K. Rowling, whose ‘Fantastic Beasts’ screenplay is her first ever, plans to pen the remaining four as well.

The first ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie opens November 18. The second film is scheduled for November 16, 2018, co-starring Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald and a yet-to-be-revealed actor as the young Albus Dumbledore.

-Devashree Goenka