The Fantastic Beasts series has been a huge box office success, with the first 2016 installment in the franchise, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of the year. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as the wizard Newt Scamander, whom Harry Potter fans will know wrote the oft-cited Care of Magical Creatures textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
The movie franchise is based on the 2001 book of the same name by J.K. Rowling, which helps explain the iconic magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The movies add quite a bit more context, though, recounting the events of the global wizarding war and Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore’s history with evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Two sequels have been made since the first Fantastic Beasts movie came out, and more are confirmed to be on the way.
If you’re wondering how the Fantastic Beasts movies will play out, scroll through the slideshow to see all the movies in order.