Featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander front and center, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the latest poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today, the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film from creator J.K. Rowling, which is set to take place seventy years before the events of the Potter films and follow Redmayne’s Scamander through New York City in the 1920s.
The film’s American setting would have been enough to make Potter fans excited, if we’re being completely honest too, giving them their first real taste of what the culture of the Wizarding World is like outside of England, that we didn’t really get in the Potter films or books, other than the small pieces of information given about the visiting schools in Goblet of Fire.Combine that with the 1920s setting as well, and you’ve got this Potterhead already hooked.
Before I continue anymore though, check out the new poster below:
Potter director David Yates is returning to direct Fantastic Beasts as well, from a screenplay written by Rowling herself, which from the trailers alone, has already started to give the spin-off movie a familiar feel aesthetically to the Potter films. From what Rowling has released in conjunction with Fantastic Beasts already as well, it’s looking more and more like the new film will be exploring certain areas of the Wizarding World’s history that fans might not have even thought about before. Perhaps one of the more interesting plot points being the incorporation of the real-life Salem witch trials into the American culture that Newt finds himself in.
With the release of the new poster though, I imagine it won’t be long before we get to see some more footage or a full trailer from the movie before its November release date later this year. As of right now, it’s unknown whether or not the film will have a presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con as well, but I’m excited to see how Warner Bros.’ marketing campaign begins to ramp up in the coming months, as we draw ever closer to reuniting with the Wizarding World on the big screen once again.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to hit theatres on November 18th,
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