Meet the Cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in Magical New Character Posters
We’re about a month away from our return to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world — or another corner of it, in another time, anyway. Although the world will feel somewhat familiar to fans of the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is introducing a whole new cast of charming (and not-so-charming) characters that we’ll hopefully come to know and love throughout the trilogy. In the meantime, his series of new character posters should help us get better acquainted.
Warner Bros. has released a series of posters featuring the cast of Fantastic Beasts, each of which includes images related to the respective characters and their backgrounds — right away, you may notice that a very familiar symbol appears on the poster featuring Colin Farrell’s villainous Percival Graves. Yep, that’s the Deathly Hallows symbol. As Harry Potter fans know, that symbol is comprised of three objects: The Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility. It is believed that whoever possesses those three objects will become the Master of Death.
That’s definitely interesting…
The other posters feature Eddie Redmayne as the film’s lead protagonist, Newt Scamander, along with Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol as Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein (respectively), Ezra Miller as Credence, Samantha Morton as his zealous mother Mary Lou, Dan Fogler as Newt’s human (or No-Maj) pal Jacob, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery and Ron Perlman as Gnarlak. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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 hits theaters on November 18. Our own Erin Whitney is revisiting one Harry Potter film each week leading up to that release date, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.