Enter a new era of magic with the teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Apr 11, 2016

This fall brings us a number of exciting movie events, but perhaps the most surprising is the continuation of the Harry Potter franchise. After 8 films telling the main story of that series, J.K. Rowling and director David Yates are turning to the world with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a trilogy of spinoff films inspired by Rowling's Hogwarts textbook of the same name.

We still don't have a full understanding of the plot, but a new teaser trailer -- which debuted last night during the MTV Movie Awards -- does give us a better idea of the tone. Magic-zooglogist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is traveling to America, and he has a bit of a troubled past as an expelled Hogwarts student with only a certain future Headmaster sticking up for him. Oh, and his suitcase is special. Very, very special.

 

 

It's been a few years since Yates last tackled the world of Potter, but he hasn't lost a step. The clever design at work in this trailer is fantastic, and you might just get chills when John Williams' familiar themes creep into the score. Plus, if a suitcase can hold that many surprises in one trailer, how much does the rest of the film hold?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives November 18.