Think you’ve seen the last of “Harry Potter“? Think again!
Warner Bros. is obviously not done with the successful “Harry Potter” franchise as it is set to conquer the world again with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“, the new “Harry Potter” spin-off film.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based on J.K. Rowling’s novel series of the same name. It is set in New York City during the 1920s, which is about 70 years before Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts. The story follows the adventures of a preeminent “magiczoologist” known as Newt Scamander and the magical community in the Big Apple.
Rowling completed the script for the film adaptation last November and she said that the film is “neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series but an extension of the wizarding world”. Eddie Redmayne (of “Theory of Everything” fame) is confirmed to be starring in the spin-off as Newt Scamander.
The spin-off film is still in production, but Warner Bros. decided to offer fans a first glimpse at a never-before-seen part of the wizarding world created by Rowling via a teaser trailer.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.”
Ezra Miller is starring as Kredan, “a person with magical powers” who encounters Newt “when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures”. Katherine Waterson is playing Tina (short for Porpentina) while Alison Sudol will play Tina’s younger sister, Queenie. Dan Fogler is set to play Newt’s rival, Jacob Kowalski.
Other cast members include Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan, and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
UPDATE (11th April, 10:51am):
The new extended teaser trailer for “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” premiered at the MTV Movie Awards 2016 just moments ago. It reveals more information about Newt Scamander, particularly his mysterious suitcase of magical creatures. Although it’s packed with new footage, we don’t actually get to see much (read: all the magical creatures) except more magic wand wielding, apparition, and some better looks at characters.
After all, gotta leave some mystery for fans to discover when the film is released ;)
UPDATE (29th September, 10:20am):
The final trailer for “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” is finally out and it is truly a magical experience :)
This trailer shows us a lot: a sneak peek inside Newt Scamander’s mysterious suitcase; a better look at the American wizarding community; a possible love line between Jacob, the No-Maj, and Queenie; and more Credence Barebone moments.
Check out the video below:
“Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them”, which is intended to be the first of a trilogy, will see its release in cinemas on 18th November 2016.