The Harry Potter spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is starting to get some serious momentum. Penned by Harry Potter author, JK Rowling and directed by Harry Potter director, David Yates, the spin-off looks to be a true extension to the Harry Potter world. Could these spin-offs possibly be as good as the original series?
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I think it's possible that Fantastic Beasts might actually end up being better than the Harry Potter movies. JK Rowling is supplying the script, and it's a script this time, not a book. I think that will make all the difference in the world. As the series progressed the books got longer and longer, so much so that the movies had to cut a lot of things out which made the later movies feel disjointed, and hard to follow. With the movie originating with a script instead of a book, the movie will hopefully have a proper pace.
I think the quality will be as good, and fans will love it, but I don't think it will be as popular or successful as the Harry Potter series itself, simply because it is not Harry Potter, just in the same world.