Episode #303: Fantastic Five

We review what we’ve been up to and fandom and discuss the MAJOR news about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

  • Andrew reminisces about LeakyCon while Eric reviews Sorcerer’s Stone in IMAX
  • Does the Fantastic Beasts soundtrack offer huge insights into what we can expect to see in the film?
  • We review what we know about the Fantastic Beasts mobile game…
  • And Micah thinks Warner Bros is missing a big opportunity in NYC!<
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Magic! Make sure to get your copy of Newsweek today!
  • Main Discussion: Fantastic Beasts is now a five-part movie series!
  • Will all five films be focused on beasts? Or is it this all building toward the First Wizarding War? What’s Newt’s connection to Grindelwald? And could we be headed to other wizarding institutions around the world?
  • We discuss what will determine the overall success of the series.
  • David Yates addresses whether this is all just a money-grab… and name drops a major Potter character for the Fantastic Beast sequel.
  • Listener Feedback: mixed reaction to the announcement by JKR
  • In this week’s Bonus MuggleCast available on Patreon, we discuss how five movies will affect fandom, and if we can analyze this new movie like we would any J.K. Rowling / Harry Potter book.

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Running time: 1:06:24, 39.8 MB


  1. They will definitely all have Fantastic Beasts in the title. It WOULD be a marketing nightmare if they didn’t. I don’t think it will be that hard to keep Newt and his friends and the beasts as connective tissue as they travel to these different countries and locations and entwine with the Grindelwald story in 5 movies. I think it will be magnificent. Unless, of course, the first film flops, which I’m hoping and praying it won’t. I can’t be promised five more Wizarding World movies only to have my hopes and dreams crushed after only the first one.

  2. I’m imagining that all the movies will have only the “Fantastic”on the title.
    It’s a word that I think that also refers to magic! so each movie could refer to a specific thing… Beasts, Schools, Wars, People, whatever. It’d be the “Fantastic” saga, the “Fantastic” movies. Thats awesome, right? I mean, we know they will indeed BE fantastic hahaha

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