‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Goes High-Res in New Photos
Last week brought our first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the start of a new trilogy of Harry Potter spinoffs centering on Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, a magizoologist and author of the Fantastic Beasts textbook studied at Hogwarts. Today brings an even better look at Redmayne and bewitching co-stars Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol via new high-res photos from the film.
Warner Bros. released a trio of high-res photos, giving us a more detailed look at some of the images that debuted last week, featuring Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, and witchy sisters Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein, played by Waterston and Sudol respectively. Click the images below for the full versions:
Last week we also learned a bit more about the characters and some of the beasts they’ll find in the film, including at least a couple of creatures we’ve seen in the Harry Potter universe before. The film takes place about 70 years before the events of author J.K. Rowling’s beloved series, following Scamander’s adventures in New York, where “muggles” are referred to as “no-maj.” And while that change in nickname seemed to agitate some fans, we had a chance to speak with Redmayne, who assured us that we’ll still hear the word “muggle” used in the film.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being directed by Harry Potter franchise vet David Yates, with Rowling making her screenwriting debut on the project. The film hits theaters on November 18, 2016.