As trivial as they may seem, titles are kind of a big deal. A lot of times, movie studios rely on the titling to sell the movie. It’s through titling that the branding of a franchise is recognizable to the common moviegoer. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why the Marvel Cinematic Universe was such a risk. It relied heavily on word of mouth that audiences would understand that these differently-named franchises were actually interrelated.
If you’re like me, you’re not only one of those people who hates the names of every Fast & Furious film (seriously, what the hell with that franchise?), but you’ve also been wondering just how the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films will be named. Of course, the answer to that one seems obvious, right? Fantastic Beasts and… would be the natural way to take it, right?
But that begs the question of whether or not each of these five films will actually deal with these “fantastic beasts.” Given it seems like the story that this five-film series will tell will revolve around Dumbledore and Grindelwald, it’s not unreasonable to think that perhaps only this first movie would deal with these beasts.
Well, it turns out all of that speculation was for naught.
While at a panel for SnitchSeeker.com, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne cleared up any speculation regarding the titling system for the movies.
“You know, I did actually ask that question…and the answer is Fantastic Beasts will remain in the title if we go forward, and then it will be and the…something of the something…”
So there you have it. While the story will inevitable evolve into something more connected with the Harry Potter franchise, it sounds as though the “fantastic beasts” in question will continue to play an integral part of the main, overarching plot.
What do you think of this naming convention? Does it make sense to you, or in keeping the “fantastic beasts” at the front, are they really limiting the potential scope for the films? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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