Great news, Potter heads! The official movie poster of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has been released. Take a look here!
When the British novelist announced in 2013 that she would debut a new film series in the wizarding world, Potter fans have longed for the first preview from Rowling’s first ever screenplay. Now, the waiting is finally over.
Entertainment Weekly gave fans the movie’s first look as they featured on their cover Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as “Fantastic Beasts” Newt Scamander.
In the cover photo, Entertainment Weekly mentioned that Scamander is inside “the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA).” The MACUSA is said to be the American version of the The Ministry of Magic in the “Harry Potter” movies. The site also revealed the first eight photo stills from the upcoming movie.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based on Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same title. As mentioned on Deadline, Rowling said that this would be a first in a new series where a fictitious author named Newt Scamander is an important character. Scamander is a world-famous magizoologist (one who studies magical creatures) who begins his quest in New York in 1926.
Alongside the “Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne, actors Collin Farrell, Katherine Waterston and Samantha Morton is part of the movie cast.
In another Entertainment Weekly report, Redmayne admitted that being part of the movie was an “extraordinary” experience for him.
“Like many people, I read those books, I watched those films, and became completely intoxicated by J.K. Rowling’s world. The idea of getting to tiptoe into it felt truly exciting. I hope it’s going to be quite a ride,” the British actor said.
When he was asked to discuss about the film, Redmayne replied, “I’m allowed to say absolutely nothing!”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” began filming last August and it is expected to be released in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.
Guess we’ll just have to wait for more updates! Stay tuned.