With David Yates' "Harry Potter" spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" coming to theaters this year, a new featurette has been released, showcasing what to expect from the film.
The clip was unveiled in celebration of "Harry Potter" at Universal Orlando via Pottermore.
According to Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander, the "Harry Potter" world was just like anything he had never been part of. Dan Alison Sudol, who plays Queenie, said that she just wanted to forget that she could not make things move. According to Katherine Waterston, who plays Tina, their job was to make things seem natural and ignore their own sense of wonder.
As per Yates', working with J.K. Rowling was incredibly exciting, adding that the "Harry Potter" author made half the screenplay. He added that the film transports the audience to New York in 1926, a time when Scamander shows up with his suitcase full of creatures.
Previous reports revealed that some of the beasts managed to escape from the suitcase, bringing chaos to the locale. The core of the film is the quartet including Scamander, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, as they solve the turmoil brought about by the enchanted creatures.
According to Waterson, her character Tina was very soulful, had a lot of heart, strength, and courage. Tina has a sister Queenie, whom Sudol described as someone who had a very deep bond with her sister.
Then, there is Jacob, who is a "No-Maj." Dan Fogler, who plays the character, said in the featurette that Jacob was back from war, and he was trying to get his life together and open up a bakery. Then, he just happened to such a magical situation.
Overall, the upcoming film is set to be funny, moving, and thrilling with the magic it contains. According to Sudol, the story had so much meaning and so much heart while Fogler said that fans of "Harry Potter" were going to feel the nostalgia and the love they had had in movies in a whole new light. It was like an imagination taken to an extreme, according to Redmayne.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" could be a gateway to several other "Harry Potter" spin-off films in the future. This may be linked to Rowling's revelation of other schools of witchcraft and wizardry, in addition to Hogwarts, Beaxbatons, and Durmstrang. According to Slash Film, the author revealed that 11 institutions are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards.
Some of the schools include Ivermony, an American school on the East Coast, outside New York; Mahoutokoro, which is located in Japan's volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jimal Uagadou in Africa's "Mountains of the Moon," and Castelobruxo, a golden temple within the Brazilian rainforest.
Directed by David Yates, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" stars "Les Miserables" actor Redmayne as Scamander, along with Waterston as Tina, Sudol as Queenie, Fogler as Jacob, Colin Farrell as Graves, and Ezra Miller as Kredan, among others. At this point, exact plot details, additional characters, and cast are yet to be revealed.
Yates' "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is set to premiere in theaters in the United States on Nov. 18, 2016.