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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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.
Over the last couple of days we’ve seen the first images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as plot and character details to help better acquaint us with the Harry Potter spinoff. Today brings even more news from the world of Fantastic Beasts, with a list of a few of those beasts we can expect to find when the film hits theaters next fall.
We got our first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just yesterday, offering a sneak peek at Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander, along with a few of his pals. While the Harry Potter spinoff is based on the fictional textbook featured in both the book and film series, very little has been said of the plot of Fantastic Beasts. Today brings some plot details as well as a full rundown of the new characters we’ll be meeting next fall.
Eddie Redmayne graces the new Entertainment Weekly cover as Newt Scamander, a preeminent “magizoologist” (hello, new dream job) who travels to New York in 1926 to visit the pictured Magical Congress of the United States of America. The States’ response to the Ministry of Magic, the art deco-influenced building resides inside the Woolworth’s building.
Looking for something to (temporarily) quell your Hogwarts withdrawals? Warner Bros. has just the thing. Accio Fantastic Beasts!
Tarzan might be stuck up in the trees for a while. Although Warner Bros. plans to release its upcoming 3D Tarzan film, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, in July of next year, it looks like that may not happen. According to a new report from THR, sources close to the production reveal that there’s still a lot of work to do on the unfinished film.
Ron Perlman has long been the sort of actor who can perform beautifully both as a regular human and under loads of make-up and prosthetics, which makes his casting in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them exciting — is he playing a Fantastic Beast, or one of those who finds them? Fans of Perlman in heavy make-up can rejoice because he’s playing a beast…sort of.
The casting recently began falling into place for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the Harry Potter spinoff isn’t done just yet — Samantha Morton has joined the line-up of the upcoming film, which has begun shooting in London. Given that the story brings its protagonist over to New York, it shouldn’t be long before filming commences stateside.