A New Era of Magic Begins in Newest FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer (Video)
Set in 1926 – years before the Boy Who Lived would have his schooling frequently interrupted by a particularly persistent dark wizard – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them centers around Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), famed magizoologist of the wizarding world. Scamander travels to New York to find and document magical creatures – documentation that would go on to become a text book in the Harry Potter series as, you guessed it, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Along for the journey are Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), magical sisters who run into Scamander while in New York. Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), a muggle (a non-magic human), also encounters the magizoologist, becoming a friend and confidant. Included in the supporting cast are Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan, and Colin Farrell.
The newest trailer hints at Farrell’s role as antagonist, while also teasing many of the new creatures and beasts conjured up from Harry Potter author and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter series producer David Heyman and director David Yates – who helmed the final four Harry Potter films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and concluding with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II – returns to the world of magic and muggles when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens on November 18th.