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David Yates to Helm Every Fantastic Beasts Film

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David Yates, who just wrapped the first of five Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, has signed on for the four others according to the A.V. Club. The veteran British director — who also helmed the final four Harry Potter pictures — has gambled that the current state of our world is not, in fact, the apocalypse and that there will be new movies to make and watch for at least the next decade (approximately). So, if you want to know who to direct your “Who Should Play Young Dumbledore” requests toward, you now have your answer. And, if you’re looking to bide your time between Fantastic Beasts entries by watching other things Yates has directed, may we recommend the excellent (and not at all kid friendly) 2003 BBC miniseries State of Play? Or, you know, read a book or something. Your choice.