The movie is roughly based on the book of the same name, which is a fictional textbook that's used by Hogwarts. The movie is essentially the story of the guy who wrote the textbook, and is not directly related to the main Harry Potter story.
Rowling has specifically said that the movie (which is supposed to be a trilogy) is neither a prequel nor a sequel to ...
Now that the movie has been released, we can complement KutuluMike's answer.
Tl;dr : the new Fantastic Beasts saga is more a
than a prequel to the Voldemore saga.
As said in the accepted answer, the 2016 movie is independent from the Harry Potter saga. In particular, people that never watched or read Harry Potter can fully enjoy the movie.
However, it ...
Suraksha from 1979 stars Mithun Chakraborty (as Gunmaster G9, a Hindi James Bond-type) that was followed by the sequel Wardat in 1981.
Videsh 1977 part 1 and Agent Vinod 1977 part 2 both contain Mahendra Sandhu as Agent Vinod.
Hunter Wali film series was the movie series to have a sequel. First movie was released in 1935 and its sequel in 1943.
The first movie Hunterwali(1935) was the first movie to have a sequel. This was an action movie with Fearless Nadia as lead role. This movie is one of the earliest female-lead movies.
From the Wikipedia page of the movie:
A story of ...
To answer this question properly, we have to have a really clear understanding of what exactly a prequel is.
In the question What makes a movie a prequel?, discussing whether Prometheus is a prequel to Alien or not, we get the following:
Prequel: A story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work.
According to this rather vague ...