Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


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Photo by Collider Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows Newt Scamander as he tries to capture all the creatures that escaped his briefcase.

The beloved “Harry Potter” series continues to grow worldwide with the upcoming release of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.”

The film takes place before any of the events in the “Harry Potter” series, which means none of the well-known heroes such as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger will be appearing in this new film. Fans will however get a glimpse of the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore who will be having a small role in this new film.

J.K. Rowling, author of all seven “Harry Potter” books has released a physical copy of the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The book includes information of the many strange and magical creatures that live in the wizarding world.

The title “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” was first mentioned in the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone,” when Harry is buying supplies at Diagon Alley for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. One of the supplies on his list is this textbook.

The story takes place in New York, 1926. Magizoologist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just finished a global journey to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures from around the world. While in New York, Scamander meets a No-Maj, American for muggle, named Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).

During Scamander’s stay in New York, his magical case that possesses all of the magical creatures, is misplaced. Due to the misplacement of the case, the magical creatures escape. It’s up to Scamander and his allies to recover the missing beasts before they cause havoc to both the wizarding and muggle world.

The film stars Oscar-winning actor Redmayne, who is also featured in films such as “The Theory of Everything” and “The Danish Girl.” The film also stars actor Fogler, who has appeared in films such as “Fanboys” and “Take Me Home Tonight”.

“I have a feeling Voldemort will return,” said senior Cameron Vega “I hope that Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson make an appearance.”

Rowling recently confirmed at a global fan event that “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” will be a 5 film series.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” will be released on Nov. 18 for all Potterheads to enjoy.