Warner Bros. is set to return audiences to the Wizarding World this November with the release of its first ever Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Excitement among the public has been high and fans of the series are very keen to see where the mythology will be going in future. With Harry Potter series alum David Yates back at the helm, and a new story of course written by Rowling herself, there’s no question that the new film has bags of potential and could kick off another season of Harry potter madness.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) takes the central role, working alongside a talented cast including the likes of Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman and Katherine Waterston. In all likeliness, Redmayne will be staying on for the remaining five films, which were recently announced, in the new series, with the possibility of a handful of other characters sticking around as well.
As for now, the studio is continuing to push new promotional material for Fantastic Beasts, and the latest TV Spots shown below provide us with a handful of new shots and snippets, and even a brief look at a some of the missing beasts themselves:
There are certainly some glimmers of the original Harry Potter films in there, the strongest of which being the film’s musical score, and drawing on the inbuilt nostalgia the franchise has this makes sense. What separates Fantastic Beasts from other recent prequels, sequels and reboots is that it doesn’t rehash story-arcs or plot devices from its predecessors, so far as we know. A unique quality that might just be exactly what the film needs to succeed.
What did you make of the new TV Spots?
Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them leaps into theatres November 18th