During this week’s launch of the Hogwarts Express expansion at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, WB’s CEO commented on the Harry Potter spin-off script.

Kevin Tsujihara was among the top Warner Bros. executives who attended the launch event on the outskirts of London and, being at the studio facility were all 8 Harry Potter films were filmed and all three Fantastic Beasts movies plan to shoot, he was of course asked about the upcoming pictures.

On comments obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Tsujihara talks about the way he sees the new trilogy working in line with the original Potter films, and compares it to the new Star Wars outings.

“[Fantastic Beasts] is really a wonderful gift ‎from [J.K. Rowling] to the fans, and we are a part of it. It is like Star Wars. It is not exactly a linear story but an adjacent story,” he said. “And Jo wrote [the script] herself, which is just absolutely amazing, and she is so talented. You see the passion that everyone has for the world that she has created, and it’s just fantastic to extend it.”

The expansion that Tsujihara helped unveil at Leavesden is the first major addition since the studio tour opened three years ago. It is made of a completely new 20,000-ft area which takes fans to the filming set of Platform 9 3/4 and features the original Hogwarts Express steam train seen in the films.

When asked about what may be next for the Studio Tour attraction, Tsujihara said: “Right now, we are focused on Fantastic Beasts. And Jo has a storyline in her head, and right now, we are letting her go [with it].”

Rowling has complete control over the first movie’s screenplay. Warner Bros. cannot even attempt to hire anyone to re-write or re-touch her script without her approval.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is expected to begin filming later this year, aiming for a release in theaters on November 18, 2016.

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