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FILE - In this April 9, 2015, file photo, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling lights the Empire State Building to mark the launch of her non-profit children's organization Lumos, in New York. Carnegie Hall will host a special benefit screening this fall of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with some special guests, author Rowling, actor Eddie Redmayne and cast members from the film. A conversation with the cast will precede a screening of the movie Nov. 12, 2016, that will benefit Lumos Foundation USA. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Harry Potter fans rejoice. Rowling tweets that 5 'Fantastic Beasts' movies are coming.


J.K. Rowling tweeted out some good news to her 8.5 million followers on Thursday.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" isn't a prequel to the "Potter" series.

'Five. Not seven. Not three. Five.'

That's right. Author J.K. Rowling made the Hagrid-sized announcement on Twitter about the Harry Potter spin-off, in theaters next month. 

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," starring Eddie Redmayne, is set decades before Potter was born.

The second installment is already in pre-production.

Rowling also confirmed she's on board for all of the films.

"Fantastic Beasts" fans were pretty excited about the announcement.

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