There was one thing in the most recent trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that stood out among the rest — the mention of a certain headmaster at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, maybe you’ve heard of him? As the new spinoff takes place several decades before the events of the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore isn’t headmaster just yet, but he does get a healthy name-drop in the trailer. And that has us wondering if we’ll see (or hear of) any other familiar characters in the upcoming film.
Warner Bros. has unveiled a special treat for Harry Potter fans this weekend with this new behind-the-scenes featurette from the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which promises a wild, magical and awe-inspiring new adventure. The film marks the screenwriting debut of Potter author J.K. Rowling, whose praises are sung quite fondly in this new video.
There are plenty of good reasons to ban The Danish Girl, most of them having to do with Tom Hooper’s direction. (Take it easy with the Dutch angles, Hoop. We get it. You’re an artist.) Unfortunately, the censors in middle eastern nations currently removing the Eddie Redmayne-starring film have not been doing so out of any sense of aesthetic obligation, but rather troubling social mores. Though Hooper’s insistence on lingering in graceless close-up for interminable stretches of runtime is clearly the most offensive aspect of the film, the controversial transgender subject material has ruffled the wrong governmental feathers.
You have approximately 11 more months of websites using cute headlines that play on the title of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as in “Fantastic Beasts Finds a New Trailer” or “Where to Find a Fantastic Photo of Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Answer: right here. Also: sorry in advance for all the silly headlines.
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.
As far as these “teaser for the teaser trailer” things go, the “announcement trailer” for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a welcome change of pace. Featuring absolutely zero footage and with no hint of smug indulgence, this simple but elegant tease from Warner Bros. has us more excited about the first trailer for the upcoming film than one of those typical, obnoxious teaser-for-the-teaser-for-the-trailer videos would. Good job, WB.
It took 15 years to bring The Danish Girl to the bring screen, Tom Hooper’s latest film about the first woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery in 1930s Berlin. Starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as her painter wife Gerda Wegener, the film charts their love story and journey. Over an intimate luncheon and interview, Hooper shared stories of his work on the film, the real trans women consulted with and what the screenplay taught him about love and expectations.
Although Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place in the Harry Potter universe (and is a prequel of sorts) and boasts franchise vet David Yates as director, it’s still not clear exactly how much the new film will look or feel like the cinematic world of Harry Potter. According to producer David Heyman, Fantastic Beasts will indeed evoke the Harry potter films — or at least one of them specifically, anyway.
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.
Dear Muggles, don’t worry. You’re not gone forever.