First glimpse at ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ shows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in the 1920s; film will be the first of the Harry Potter prequel films
It’s a good week so far for all Harry Potter fans. Just a day after getting the official “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” logo, they now get a first glimpse of the 1920s Harry Potter universe, where the film is set.
Entertainment Weekly is running an issue that showcases their exclusive first look at “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the much-awaited Harry Potter spin-off film based on J.K. Rowling’s companion novel of the same title. Coming to newsstands this Friday, the sure to be hot-selling issue has Eddie Redmayne as the film’s lead character Newt Scamander in the cover.
The film is set in the 1920s in different parts of the world and Redmayne does look like a page out of the said era in the EW cover. Inside the pages of the magazine will also be photos straight from the set, some of which they already published in their gallery page. If there are more of those photos on Friday’s issue, then boy, Potterheads all over are in for a treat.
The first of the photos posted looked like a 1920s magazine shoot, only instead of models, fans get to see a glimpse at again Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski. The rest are either screen grabs from the film (there’s one with Newt in 1926 New York!) or behind-the-scene photos as the cameras are rolling (on set in Leavesden, UK).
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” follows magizoologist Newt Scamander as he searches for different beasts all over the world to chronicle them in what will become a book of the same title. For die-hard Harry Potter fans, the film’s title calls to mind Harry Potter’s textbook for Care of Magical Creatures in the first book and film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016. Keep at this page or Movie New Guide’s Twitter for more news on the upcoming Harry Potter prequel.
Photo Source: Official Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Website