Looks like Christmas is coming early in more ways than one…
With production already underway for next year’s Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it looks like Warner Bros. is hoping to gain as much awareness for the project as soon as possible. The film comes from a script penned by Potter creator, J.K. Rowling too, and will be the first in a new trilogy of spin-off projects, all focusing on the troublesome adventures of Newt Scamander and his fantastic, but sometimes dangerous creatures.
A few weeks ago, we got our first official photos from the film’s set including our first look at Eddie Redmayne as Scamander, as well as several other cast members including Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and more. While some story and creature details were also revealed from the film, there’s still a large amount of secrecy surrounding the project, but it looks like we won’t have too wait much longer to see at least some footage from the highly-anticipated project.
Warner Bros. has officially revealed that the announcement trailer for Fantastic Beasts will be premiering early next week on Tuesday, December 15th. Check out the video below:
Here’s the newest synopsis for Fantastic Beasts as well:
“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.”
Considering the timing of the release, it’s likely that the Fantastic Beasts trailer will also be playing before showings of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and makes sense as a way for WB to let even the most casual moviegoers know that the Wizarding World is coming back to the big screen. It’ll be accompanied by a number of other large blockbuster trailers though, including X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Captain America: Civil War with all of the titles hoping to profit from some of The Force Awakens massive success.
This also continues a fairly interesting trend from these big titles too, and it seems like trailers are starting to get released farther and farther away from their films’ release dates, with Fantastic Beasts in specific set for a theatrical release in just a little less than a year from now.
Nonetheless, the trailer will mark the first time that Rowling’s Wizarding World has been shown onscreen since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and with Fantastic Beasts promising to be a familiar, but new adventure, it’s possible that the trailer could mark a rejuvenation in the Potter fandom moving forwards. I know that I, for one, am planning on watching this trailer a lot more than I probably should in the coming weeks, and I don’t think I’ll be the only one.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to hit theatres on November 18th, 2016.
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