Your first look at the next chapter of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer
Did someone at Warner Bros. feel a little left out this week, or has December just become the month to release movie trailers for the coming year? Probably a little bit of both.
Regardless, we have another to add to the list of December trailers, as WB has released the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer.
There may also be an argument to be made that the Star Wars hype is good for the movie industry as a whole. Fantastic Beasts isn’t one of the trailers attached to The Force Awakens (at least not the IMAX version), but it is a big month for trailers as a whole.
The clip is a little underwhelming – maybe even a lot underwhelming. It shows just a few very brief moments from the film, including the first look at what is presumably a peek at the Magical Congress of the United States.
You also get a brief look at recent Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne looking very Doctor Who as Newt Scamander, along with Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Newt’s American companion in his adventures.
Given that the film won’t be released for 11 months or so, it’s a decent amount of footage, just not a hugely impressive one. It also gives a brief look at the plot.
Set in America in 1926, the story revolves around Scamander’s magical suitcase that contains several dangerous creatures. When some of them escape and threaten the magical and non-magical relationship, Scamander is forced to run for it, as American aurors come hunting for him. Meanwhile, a dangerous non-magical fringe group is actively working toward the eradication of the wizarding world.
The film is set to be the first of what WB is expecting to be at least a trilogy, if not more. The first film is set for November 18, 2016; the second and third are tentatively scheduled for November 16, 2018, and November 20, 2020, respectively.