When asked what the name of the American school would be, Ms Rowling said:
.@MrBanankartong That information will be revealed in due course.? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2015
Here's what she did tell fans - the school is not in New York. Fantastic Beasts' protagonist Newt Scamander will be meeting students or former students of the school in the film.
.@tannerfbowen No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2015
It will not be called 'The Salem Witches' Institute' (that's a 'joke'):
.@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK.? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2015
The name of the school will be of 'immigrant origin' and 'indigenous magic' plays a part in its history:
.@loonyloolaluna Oh wait - did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn't. The name is of immigrant origin.? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
.@loonyloolaluna However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander, 'mazizoologist' and fictional author of the book-wthin-a-book Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (magizoology is the study of magical creatures).
Ms Rowling, 49, declared herself thrilled by the casting a week ago on Twitter:
Thrilled that Eddie Redmayne will be starring in Fantastic Beasts. He'll be a perfect Newt Scamander!? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 3, 2015
The other leading roles in the film have not been cast yet. Ms Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with the spinoff film. David Yates, who directed the final four films in the Harry Potter series, has signed up to direct this one as well. He will share writing credits with JK Rowling and Steve Kloves, who adapted all six Harry Potter novels for the big screen.
The film is scheduled to release in November, 2016.