A new trailer for the “Harry Potter” spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has popped up and it’s fantastic, for the lack of a more fitting description. Magizoologist Newt Scamander is up to no good as he travels to New York in 1926 with a suitcase filled with fantastical creatures. Oh, and Dumbledore is part of the story as well.
Variety reports that Eddie Redmayne revealed the new trailer for the forthcoming Harry Potter spinoff at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards which took place on April 9 at Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California.
In the trailer, Colin Farrell’s Percival Graves tells us that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was almost kicked out of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his obsession with the magical but dangerous fantastical creatures, which we’ve seen in the “Harry Potter” series, had the ability to pose a variety of dangers to humans.
Graves then says that Albus Dumbledore was against Newt’s expulsion, but the reason for the former’s fondness for the latter isn’t clear. Well, all Harry Potter fans know how fond and supportive Dumbledore has always been to mischievous pupils with pure hearts. Sadly, Dumbledore doesn’t appear in the cast list at IMDB.
Interestingly, Michael Gambon, who played the bearded wizard from the third “Harry Potter” film right down to the eighth concluding film, told Express UK that he’d love to return to the “Harry Potter” franchise. “I want to be in it, yes,” Gambon said at the London premiere of the “Dad’s Army” movie. “They’ve got a Dumbledore. They’ll have a young Dumbledore, won’t they? But I could be his dad. They could flashback to me,” he said about the various ways he could be cast in “Fantastic Beasts.” His appearance does not appear likely. But, who knows, maybe they’ll slip in a blink-and-you-miss cameo?
The trailer also reveals the contents of Scamander’s mysterious suitcase which includes a “Muggle Worthy” lock. We see his Hufflepuff scarf, a pocket watch, some clothes and a magnifying glass, which is perhaps to find out tiny creatures that have escaped from the suitcase. We know the creatures do escape eventually and wreak havoc in New York. Newt can also travel elsewhere by stepping inside his suitcase and we also see him apparate midair. We also know that Redmayne performed some great stunts himself.
The trailer can be seen below.