The new Fantastic Beasts trailer goes for a little name dropping
The MTV Movie Awards are becoming an annual spot for studios to drop trailers for some of their biggest, upcoming films. It’s something Warner Bros. believes in, and one of the many clips that came during the show was the new Fantastic Beasts trailer. And the new trailer it drops a well known name.
Technically, the film is titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but that’s a mouthful. Even the title card in the trailer sort of minimizes the whole “and Where to Find Them” part.
So anyway, Fantastic Beasts is the next chapter in the Harry Potter story – which given its profitability will never die at Warner Bros. – featuring a new setting and a new era. The story also introduces a new hero in Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a familiar name to Harry Potter fans.
Speaking of familiar names, there’s a pretty significant name drop. It’s hard to miss. It also kind of makes you wonder how long wizards live, but maybe that’s a dumb question. They’re wizards, you’d kind of expect the best to have really long lives.
The story is set in America during the 1920s, and features Scamander and his magical suitcase. When several beasts escape the suitcase, the American version of aurors attempt to hunt him down.
For a property that has been complete for years, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Harry Potter. Along with the new film, the eighth Harry Potter story will debut as the two-part play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. At the moment the play is only scheduled for the stage, but give it time. If nothing else, the play will probably travel the world quickly enough.
The film is the first of a proposed trilogy, and it features a screenplay from J.K. Rowling. Check out the new Fantastic Beasts trailer below, and look for it in theaters on November 18, 2016.