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.
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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.
Looking for something to (temporarily) quell your Hogwarts withdrawals? Warner Bros. has just the thing. Accio Fantastic Beasts!
The final Harry Potter novel was full of grand battles and grander revelations, but it also featured a tiny detail that radically changed the saga’s timeline. Although J.K. Rowling’s first book in the beloved series was published in 1997 and the final book in 2007, a date on a gravestone revealed that the events of the final novel take place in 1997. That means that Harry Potter himself was born in 1980. Which means that he’s 35 in 2015. And according to Rowling herself, that makes today, September 1, 2015, the first day of school at Hogwarts for Harry’s eldest son.
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.
J.K Rowling may be done writing Harry Potter novels, but her magical empire keeps on expanding. On top of the eight movie adaptions, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park land, and the upcoming sort-of-prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has officially revealed that a Harry Potter stage play set in her world of witches and wizards will hit London’s West End in 2016.
The last time we heard from the Harry Potter sort-of-prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne had been cast as “magic-zoologist” Newt Scamander. Now, the J.K. Rowling-written, David Yates-directed production is seeking out its female leads and a batch of surprising names have emerged as potential candidates.
It’s been a little bit since we got an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff based on J.K. Rowling’s fictional text. Last we heard, David Yates is directing the first film in the planned Fantastic Beasts trilogy, but that was months ago. Today finally brings an update on the new franchise, as recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner to take the leading role in the film.
Harry Potter may have come and gone, and no one knows who or where we’ll find any Fantastical Beasts, but J.K. Rowling’s next book is already getting the adaptation treatment. The first full trailer fro HBO’s The Casual Vacancy miniseries has arrived, with more than a few Harry Potter stars in tow.