Newt Scamander

Though Harry Potter’s story ended with Voldemort, the universe of wizards, magic, and Hogwarts has proven to have more stories to tell. In November 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered, telling now the story of Newt Scamander, a creature-lover who adventured many years before Harry was even born.

For those new to the tale, the movie is set in 1926, decades before the events of Harry Potter. Viewers follow protagonist Newt Scamander, a kind Hufflepuff who has a very unique profession: magizoologist. He finds and cares for many exotic magical creatures. In his journeys, he heads to America and finds even more trouble with creatures and magic than his timid personality would ever anticipate.

In the film’s sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Scamander’s adventures continue and begin to come a little closer to home. This time, he’s working with fan favorite great wizard, Albus Dumbledore. After all, Dumbledore does have a complicated relationship with Grindelwald, the great criminal of the film. (more…)

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

If you’ve been following J.K Rowling and all her magical stories, you know that her whimsical world is coming to life again on the big screen this fall in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Warner Bros. has already released a couple of trailers for the film that confirm that it will carry over the look and feel of the eight previous Harry Potter movies, but we haven’t really seen much about these titular Fantastic Beasts yet. In the midst of a summer trend with a video game that lets you seek out various creatures and capture them, let’s see what Rowling has in mind when she sends Newt Scamander out to “catch ’em all” later this year

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You are invited back to the fantastical wizarding world of  Harry Potter.The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, brings us to the other side of the pond, in 1926 New York, to be exact. We take a walk on the wild side with wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he enters the Big Apple with a mysterious suitcase of magical creatures. Even though we don’t get to see much of any of the fantastic beasts indicated in the title, this trailer definitely sends us good vibes for what to expect from this  spin-off in the Harry Potter franchise.

Watch the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer after the jump.

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FantasticBeasts

No word yet as to how mere “movies” or pint-sized “cinema” feel about their newly discovered, beastly-sounding kin.

News of Fantastic Beasts’ super-sizing was slid into a New York Times profile of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara.  This expansion should come as a surprise to no one, as nearly every studio has been chasing after a new YA cash-cow following the end of Harry PotterTwilight, and Beautiful Creatures (wait…). Even when the project was first announced, it was being “planned as the first picture in a new film series.” What is a bit of a shock, however, is that new words had to be added to the English vernacular in order to describe such a monolith of motion pictures.

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