Fans are invited back into the Harry Potter universe in the second official trailer for the J.K. Rowling-penned and David Yates-directed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Premiering at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, along with a new teaser for another major Warner Bros. release, Suicide Squad, star Eddie Redmayne popped out of a suitcase, much like his character does in the trailer, to introduce the footage. Take a gander at the magical trailer here…
Highlights of the trailer include an Albus Dumbledore and Hogwarts name drop, Colin Farrell’s Percival Graves and the rousing music that plays throughout. Visually, the film appears to be a delight, and it will certainly be exciting to explore a location and era of the Harry Potter universe never shown on-screen before.
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.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for release on November 18th.