Until today, there’s been a bit of mystery surrounding the plot of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Although the Harry Potter spin-off is based on a book, fans still weren’t sure exactly how the story of magizoologist Newt Scamander’s magical creatures would be translated onscreen.
Luckily that uncertainty ends today.
Entertainment Weekly has been debuting exclusive photos and details from the film all week and today they’ve revealed the plot of the 2016 movie, which stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Colin Farrell as Graves and many more.
Take a look at the description of the film below!
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to debut November 18, 2016.
Photo Credit: Warner Bros./EW