Get ready to return to the Wizarding World. Warner Bros. released the first promotional piece for “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” Entertainment Weekly revealed. Unfortunately, it’s just a title card, so it doesn’t reveal a ton. The teeth and snake-like ‘S’ only teases the magical adventures to come. However, a few hints have been dropped about the movie since it was announced in 2013. Here is what we know about “Fantastic Beasts” already:
1. A Separate Story -- Don’t expect to see Harry Potter in this movie. He wasn’t even born during Newt’s (Eddie Redmayne) time. The film trilogy will follow the magizoologist in the 1920s as he studies magical creatures.
2. Love Story -- It sounds like audiences will meet Newt before he settles down. When Entertainment Weekly reported that Katherine Waterston would play Porpentina, they described her as a character who “meets Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and plays a pivotal role during his adventures in New York City.” Fans of the book “Fantastic Beast” is based on know that he marries Porpentina, so we’re guessing they’ll fall in love during the film series.
3. America -- While Harry Potter is generally associated with the U.K., Newt’s adventures take him to New York. However, some things might look familiar. The movie is filming at Leavesden Studios, the same place all eight “Harry Potter” movies were made.
4. Synopsis -- Even the movie’s summary is being kept secret. However, J.K. Rowling, who is also the film’s screenwriter, revealed this as the first line of the “Fantastic Beasts” synopsis on Twitter: “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours.”
.@EmyBemy2 YES!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have a winner!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
5. Cast -- The film has an all-star lineup. In addition to Redmayne and Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman, Dan Fogler, Jon Voight and Alison Sudol will also star. Newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove will also have a role as Modesty, a part she beat thousands of other children for at an open casting call, BBC reports.
6. Trilogy -- Is it really surprising to anyone that Rowling couldn’t fit the story into one script? “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be three films.
Expect more hints to come. With the release of the title card, the movie also launched official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and a website. They'll likely reveal more and more about “Fantastic Beasts” as the release date gets closer.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” hits theaters Nov. 18, 2016.