The New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Tells Us More About Newt Scamander

The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t coming until the fall, but last night (during the MTV Movie Awards) we were treated to what is the film’s second teaser trailer. Where the first teaser trailer seemed designed to give us the film’s setting, this new one is focused on tellus exactly who Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander actually is.

The film is a bit of a risk for the studio, as it’s a Harry Potter-universe film with none of the series’s standard characters (although Dumbledore does get name dropped in this trailer). But with a script by J.K. Rowling herself, it’s hard to debate that it won’t at least feel like a proper entry into the series.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out November 18, 2016.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “The New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Tells Us More About Newt Scamander

  • April 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This is prickly a risk the same way Rogue One is a risk. As in it really isn’t. Sure, there aren’t any familiar characters, but I bet dollars to donuts it’ll make a crapton on money. Harry Potter is so massive that a screenplay is projected to be the best selling book this year. This is probably Warners’ most sure thing this year.


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