J.K. Rowling has officially invited us all back to the wonderful world of wizards, with this new trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’! The trailer also gives us a better look at the new main character, Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. It appears he was expelled from Hogwarts, due to his dealings with dangerous creatures, but not before Professor Albus Dumbledore went to wand….errr…bat for him.
This film sure has a different tone than the Harry Potter series, mostly due to its 1926 setting! I’m also digging the vintage New York City! It’s nice to get out out the London and see other parts of the world! I did enjoy my time at Hogwarts, but I’m ready to for a more adult story. I only wish we could’ve seen this through Harry Potter’s eyes, set present day as he travels the world investigating wizard stuff. But I’m sure Redmayne will be great!
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will premiere November 16th, 2016
“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.
Until next time,
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