We’re less than two months away from the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and to whet our appetite for the newest entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. has released a brand-new trailer filled with even more magic, fantastic beasts, and an awesome suitcase that’s bigger on the inside. They've also unveiled a new poster, which I've included at the end of the piece.
Set in New York City in the Roaring 20s (one of my favorite eras), Fantastic Beasts is directed by frequent Harry Potter helmer David Yates, from a screenplay penned by the woman who wrote all those amazing Harry Potter novels, J.K. Rowling herself.
The movie will introduce a fresh roster of colorful new characters including Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as our new hero, magizoologist Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Porpentina’s sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou Barebone, Jon Voight as Henry Shaw Sr., Ron Perlman as Gnarlack, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery, Jenn Murray as Chastity, Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves.
Besides having magical creatures on the loose (see the official synopsis below), trouble will also come (because trouble always comes) in the form of the New Salem Philanthropic Society — led by Mary Lou Barebone (Morton), the radical leader of the organization that wants to bring about another Salem Witch Trials by exposing and killing witches and wizards.
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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will open in movie theaters on Nov. 18.