US-ENTERTAINMENT-FANTASTIC BEASTSJ.K. Rowling's Twitter account has always been a great place to get more information about her projects straight from the source, and lately, it has turned into a treasure trove of "Fantastic Beasts" tidbits.

On Monday, the "Harry Potter" author answered a number of questions about her new spinoff film series, which kicked off with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" on Nov. 18. Fans had questions about everything from why the series expanded from three parts to five to whether or not protagonist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was wearing a Hufflepuff scarf.

*Warning: There may be spoilers ahead.*

Rowling gave lots of interesting answers, including about the trajectory of the series. Apparently, "there's just too much story" for three films because it covers events that took place in the wizarding world between 1926 and 1945. Other tidbits Rowling was willing to share were also compelling. For example, Newt was wearing a Hufflepuff scarf; "Queenie the queen" (Alison Sudol) will come back in the next movie; and we'll learn more about why being expelled from Hogwarts was so different for Newt than it was for Hagrid.

Not surprisingly, Rowling couldn't answer all of the questions she was asked; she had to leave some material to be covered in future films, after all. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is now in theaters.

[via: J.K. Rowling on Twitter]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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December 8, 2016
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