Bearing the Harry Potter name and a script penned by J.K. Rowling herself, it’s small wonder why Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has garnered an incredible amount of buzz in the build up to its November release.
But long before that, David Yates’ fantastical spinoff – the first feature film be mined from Rowling’s beloved universe since Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011 – will be in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con, and a new poster has emerged online to prove it.
Set against New York of the Roaring ’20s, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expands the Harry Potter world in a different direction, chronicling the remarkable journey of Eddie Redmayne’s wizarding pioneer Newt Scamander, who plots course for the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) with a briefcase crammed full of wonderful critters.
With plans in place for a trilogy of films at Warner Bros., the studio has fleshed out its cast to include Gemma Chan, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will herald the beginning of a new trilogy at Warner Bros. when David Yates’ prequel spinoff bows on November 18.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.