Today, Warner Bros held a big event on YouTube to promote the upcoming release of the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While it was fun to watch, the biggest news to come out of the event is that the movie is the first chapter in a new, five part saga!
For me, the biggest treat was probably this new featurette that helps set the tone and give more background on the environment in which the film’s action occurs.
If you want to check it out, you can catch the complete fan event below:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters. The film 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.