Excitement is building for the release of J.K. Rowling’s new movie,Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, premiering on November 18. Directed by David Yates, this is the film that Harry Potter fans have been looking forward to all year. Movie character posters were just released, and can be seen here; they offer the eager public a fresh look at these witches and wizards.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the adventures of writer Newt Scamander. His story takes place in New York City’s secret community of witches and wizards; it all happens seventy years before Harry Potter reads Scamander’s book in school. The electrifying trailers promise an adventure full of danger, sure to enchant even new Rowling fans.
Actors include Alison Sudol (Transparent) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster). Movie trailers already show that the cast does well in a magical setting, giving us fresh faces as we venture back into the Wizarding World. Potterheads are sure to experience a combination of nostalgia and excitement when they see this new installment; after all, many of them grew up watching the Harry Potter movies, and have waited years to “go back.”
Depending on the success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there could be sequels. Part 2 is already scheduled to premiere on November 16, 2018. If Newt Scamander’s story is received with enough enthusiasm, Rowling might surprise her fans with more intriguing journeys into the Wizarding World. She is sure to earn herself another generation of loyal followers, children and adults eager to become wizards.