Ezra Miller Could Be On His Way to ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-off

By June 25, 2015

Although he’s already locked in to play Barry Allen/the Flash in the upcoming DC Comics-based cinematic universe, Warner Bros. may have eyes on the same actor as the Scarlet Speedster for a part in the Harry Potter spin-off.

According to Variety, actor Ezra Miller has entered “early talks” to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in the studio’s upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Miller’s role as Kredan has been described as a wizard that encounters magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), and encourages him to go on a quest documenting magical creatures. Apparently, Miller has emerged recently as a choice for the part, only appearing on the proverbial radar of studio executives within the past week.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the name of a textbook used by Harry, Ron, and Hermione during the events of the main Harry Potter series of books and films. Released as a real book by J.K. Rowling in 2001, the introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was written by Professor Albus Dumbledore himself, who wrote,

Newt’s masterpiece has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ever since its publication and must take a substantial amount of credit for our students’ consistently high results in Care of Magical Creatures examinations — yet it is not a book to be confined to the classroom. No wizarding household is complete without a copy of Fantastic Beasts, well thumbed by the generations who have riffled its pages in search of the best way to rid the lawn of Horklumps, interpret the mournful cries of the Augurey, or cure their pet Puffskein of drinking out of the toilet.

The Fantastic Beasts film will have a screenplay written by Rowling, and will be directed by Potter franchise veteran David Yates. It will be set roughly 70 years before the events of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone, and will take place partially in New York City. The cast will feature four American kids — two girls and two boys — who will join Redmayne as part of the main group of characters.

For more on this project as it takes shape, keep an eye on GeekNation!


Chris Clow
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