The First ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Returns to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still almost a year away, but with Star Wars: The Force Awakens almost here, everyone is scrambling to get their big trailers attached to the biggest movie of the year. Fantastic Beasts is no exception and today we get our first look at the continuation of the Wizarding World. The only problem? It’s not much of a look.
Though this trailer is technically 1:56 long, we counted only about 20 seconds of actual footage from the movie. In fact, we were able to compile all the footage into one GIF.
And that’s all you really need to know. The rest is great if you like slow motion shots of text and title cards.
To be fair, Fantastic Beasts is still filming in London and is over a year away, so there’s likely not many completed shots with special effects. Eddie Redmayne sitting on his bed will have to do for now, and considering how eager fans are for another Harry Potter story, it should do just fine.
“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 opens in theaters on November 18, 2016.