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Watch: First Featurette for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

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January 31, 2016
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours…" Warner Bros has unveiled the first official featurette for the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to compliment the first teaser trailer revealed in December. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who ends letting loose a suitcase full of magical creatures in New York City in the 20s. This video features chats with Redmayne as well as stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, director David Yates, and producer David Heyman. This is a nice behind-the-scenes video giving us a better feel for this new J.K. Rowling-scripted film coming out in the fall. It's lookin' great so far.

Here's the first featurette for David Yate's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, direct from WB:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. A new spin-off series from the Harry Potter world, written by J.K. Rowling. The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is being directed by English filmmaker David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, plus Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows two-part finale. The film features the American version of the Ministry of Magic, housed in the Woolworth Building in New York, known as the "Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA)". This looks fun. Warner Bros will release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters nationwide starting on November 18th this fall. Looking forward to this?

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  • MattPeloquin
    So who from the previous films could make an appearance here? Could we see Harry's parents? Dumbledore? Dobby? Hagrid? The original house founders? Just wondering how the timelines match up and what the lifespans are of the creatures/characters from the original books.
    • Xerxexx
      probably Dumbledore. Its way after the founders from what I gather.
      • MattPeloquin
        Xerxexx! Been awhile, it's nice to know you're still keeping up with the film world. Didn't know that Dumbledore was immortal-ish.
        • Xerxexx
          well according to the HP wiki he was 115 at the time of his death so I was wrong :/
  • DAVIDPD
    Will this be the film that allows me to like Redmayne as an actor? Maybe. // David Yates' voice is soothing.

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