The countdown to hunting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Newt Scamander in Prohibition-era New York is getting is within that three-month range, which means fans will be getting newer looks more frequently. The latest from the Harry Potter prequel comes from EW, which put actor Eddie Redmayne on its cover and revealed a batch of new images to go along with it.
The new film, based on a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, sees Newt (Redmayne), a magizoologist, landing in the Big Apple during a tumultuous time and carrying a case filled with magical creatures. When some of them escape, it could mean the exposure of the wizarding world to No-Majs (a.k.a Muggles), some of whom want a repeat of the Salem Witch Trials.
In the new images, Newt is seen on the run with Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), her sister, Queenie (Alison Sudol), and the first Muggle lead character in a Harry Potter story, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). Elsewhere, we see Colin Farrell, a powerful auror by the name of Percival Graves, interrogating Newt, while Justice League actor Ezra Miller is shown as Credence Barebone.
Credence is an orphan and the adopted son of Mary Lou Barebone, a character who spearheads the radical witch-hunting organization the New Salem Philanthropic Society. While Miller didn’t reveal anything specific about his role, EW reports Graves takes a personal interest in the child, so he’s definitely more than what he appears.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released later this year on November 18th. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.