With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expanding within theme parks, and the West End play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” set to debut, Harry Potter fans have been given a wealth of new content and experiences in which to partake. While there has been a lot to take in for Potter fans, more is on the way.
Based on the spin-off/text book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is heading for a holiday release in 2016. Today, Entertainment Weekly released the first look of the logo for the film. There is still a lot to learn about the new film, but fans will surely be excited. The image is embedded below.
Without a doubt the film is drawing excitement from fans around the globe. This preview image seems to be the first of many that EW will release this week, so check back here as we bring them to you. The film follows Newt Scamander as he discovers new species of magical creatures in New York in the 1920s. It has already promised to reveal the “American Hogwarts” and will take place decades before the events of the Harry Potter franchise.
As the first of (at least) three parts, the groundwork it lays will be exciting and hopefully adventurous. For that reason alone, fans should be excited for the expansion of the Wizarding World.
One also has to question whether we will see appearances from either Albus Dumbledore (who should be in his 30s-40s during the film) or the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. With Scamander considered a great wizard during this time, it’s likely we will at least get references to the iconic wizards. This is pure speculation on my end, but it is hard to imagine that Rowling would not take this possibility under consideration, especially as the story supposed occurs during Grindelwald’s rise to power.
With a little over a year left until the film releases, there is still plenty of time for new reports or images to surface. When they do, its guaranteed Potter fans will be excited for how it impacts the amazing world Rowling has created.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will release theatrically on November 16th, 2016. The film is directed by David Yates, and stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jon Voight, and Ron Perlman.