The filmmaker was speaking with EW about the first spin-off movie, which hits screens in November, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander – the famous Magizoologist.
Howver, British helmer Yates, whose latest film The Legend of Tarzan is currently in theaters (and bombed), revealed that he has seen the script for the second Fantastic Beasts movie.
And the director said author Rowling, who is penning the prequel trilogy for studio Warner Bros., is enjoying the screenwriting process and that “the work pouring out of her.”
He said: “We’ve seen the script for Part 2, for the second movie, which takes the story in a whole new direction – as you should, you don’t want to repeat yourself.
“The second movie introduces new characters as she builds this part of the Harry Potter universe further. It’s a very interesting development from where we start out. The work is pouring out of her.”
The second Fantastic Beasts film is scheduled to hit screens on November 16, 2018.
The cast of the upcoming blockbuster includes Oscar winner Redmayne alongside Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight. Set in 1926, the story centres on Scamander as he journeys to New York, in search of magical creatures he wishes to document, where he becomes involved in the underground world of American wizardry.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will arrive in theatres worldwide, including 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.