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You might be getting a lot more 'Harry Potter' movies

The Warner Bros. "Harry Potter" spinoff trilogy, based on J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," might be much more than a trilogy after all.

J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is going to have at least three movies.Pottermore

J.K. Rowling, the mastermind behind all things "Harry Potter," is hard at work on a screenplay based on her 2001 book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Warner Bros. previously announced that the spinoff would be the first of a trilogy, but CEO Kevin Tsujihara told Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz that it may actually end up being much more than a trilogy.

Tsujihara also revealed the tentative release dates for the first three "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" films. The first entry in the series will debut in 2016, followed by 2018 and 2020 releases for the two following films. Beyond that, however, all bets are off.

The news -- part of a larger Warner Bros. announcement that brought word of upcoming DC Comics films -- furthers a growing trend among filmmakers bringing fantasy books to the big screen. Since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was split into two films in 2010, books including the third "Hunger Games" book and J.R.R. Tolkien's " The Hobbit" were each split into multiple films. Some are bucking this trend, however, as the upcoming film adaptation of the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy will be just one film, because humanity probably just couldn't handle three "50 Shades" movies.

Regardless of how many "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movies there end up being, we're excited to be thrust back into the world of " Harry Potter" to live out our wizardry dreams.

(Via The Verge)