Behold! The dark days absent of the wizarding world are beyond us! Today we finally got our look at the prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Adapted from the short story by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts focuses on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a young wizard who has traveled to 1920s New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Unfortunately, as we learn from witch Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) that “just a smidge” have escaped.
What really should be noted is that this trailer already feels as classic and magical as the original Harry Potter films. This is an incredible feat since the movie takes place so much earlier than the original franchise. With J.K. Rowling penning the film’s script, it is really no surprise that the film carries that unique charm of the first films.
It is nice to see that the wizarding world extends farther than the United Kingdom. Fellow Americans should hopefully feel a closer connection to the franchise they find so beloved.
As far as we know now, this is just a single spin-off film. If and, let’s be honest, when this movie is a huge success, this could open up the possibilities of many more spin-offs.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters in November of 2016.