New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Expands the Wizarding World

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The new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer has just been dropped by Warner Bros., and we’ve got it right here for your viewing pleasure.

Warner Bros. is no doubt hoping to repeat the huge success they found with their Harry Potter franchise, and they could certainly have a winner here.

For those unaware, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tells the story of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the man who wrote the titular textbook that ends up being studied by Potter and his classmates at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Newt has just arrived in New York after completing a global journey to document an array of magical creatures, but this planned stopover isn’t going to go down without incident.

The new trailer offers up some great new footage, providing nice little connections to the world of Harry Potter and giving us a look at some of the film’s wondrous set pieces – all without giving away much in the way of plot or characters. The film looks great, and further confidence is provided with the fantastic cast on board.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling makes her feature film screenwriting debut with this one, so it’ll be interesting to see how she translates her own literary creations.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, also starring Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogle, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell, will open in Australia on November 17 and in the U.S. on November 18.

Synopsis for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

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.

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