Potterheads, it’s time to rejoice! J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is ready to release this Friday. Directed by David Yates, the film will mark the screenwriting debut of the author. With new characters, new story and surreal magic (as always), this new Harry Potter film will delight the Potter fans all over the world. Before the film hits the theatre, here are all the facts and things you need to know about it:
1. It’s a Harry Potter Spin-Off.
This upcoming Hollywood movie is based on J.K Rowling’s book of the same name. The book is a part of Rowling’s general wizarding universe but takes place in a totally different place and time. A potter fan will see overlaps and small references to Rowling’s Potter books and this new film. For everyone else, it’s a new story altogether.
2. Newt Scamander is the lead character.
Yes, you will not find Harry Potter in this one. The hero of this Hollywood Fantasy movie is Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. He is a Magizoologist and also the author of the greatest book on magical creatures, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It is his story.
3. Star Cast
Along with Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who is playing the lead role of Newt Scamander, the film also stars Colin Farrell, the British actress Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler and as the name suggests, the movie will also have some fascinating creatures/beasts like Nifflers, Lethifolds, Bowtruckles and Merpeople from the Harry Potter franchise and some fantastic magical objects too.
4. Johnny Depp will be in it too.
Johnny Depp will join the cast and crew of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the next part of the film. He will play the role of the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald and we might get a glimpse of the famous duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. This franchise will have three films and this is the first installment. The second movie is set to release in November 2018 and the third in will be out sometime in 2020.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is all set to hit the theatres on November 18th. Some fantastic beast from the magical world of wizards awaits you this Friday.