First Trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Released

Potterheads rejoice!!

After months of waiting, it’s finally here!!!

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released today.  The trailer only gives a glimpse of this new branch in the wizarding world, but it’s enough to excite any Potter fan (I got major goosebumps while watching).

The film takes place in 1926, when a magizoologist and author named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York City on a brief stop after just completing a trip around the world to find and document magical creatures.  His plans become delayed when some of the creatures he captured manage to escape from a magical suitcase and are now on the loose in a vastly less magical New York.  During this time period, wizards tried exceptionally hard to hide from the No-Majs, which is the American term for Muggles.

Along with being the first film to revisit the wizarding world since the conclusion of the Harry Potter series, it also marks J.K. Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter.  The film was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook of the same name written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Samantha Morton (In America), Ezra Miller (Trainwreck), Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Colin Farrell (True Detective).  Sitting in the director’s chair once again is David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to hit theaters November 18, 2016.

Stephanie is a 22-year-old English major and Mass Communications minor from Bryan, Texas (near Texas A&M). She loves finding interesting facts about her favorite movies. (Did you know that Robert Downey Jr. auditioned to be Daniel in "The Karate Kid"?) Along with a passion for books (specifically YA) and anything that has to do with pop culture, she is obsessed with Downton Abbey, Disney, glitter, Lana Del Rey, and 90's teen movies. She spends her spare time writing short stories and scouring the internet for new books to add to her never-ending wish list on Amazon. She hopes to one day work in the entertainment industry.