Harry Potter fans all over the world have a lot to look forward to the rest of this year. Not only did the Wizarding World of Harry Potter recently open at Universal Studios, but there are two more HP related events happening within the upcoming months.
Potterheads have more than likely already heard the exciting news: J.K. Rowling is releasing another HP book called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child AND her book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be hitting the big screen later this year.
But now we have been given the chance to get a sneak peek of the next wizarding world movie. Finally!
Essentially, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a prequel to Harry Potter. It is based in New York City seventy years before Harry goes off to Hogwarts. The movie follows the life of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he journeys through the magical and non-magical communities of New York.
Newt was kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering lives with a so-called beast, despite Dumbledoreâ€™s attempts to keep him in school. This is what causes Newt to journey to America for the first time with his magical suitcase, which is a lot like Hermioneâ€™s handbag that she placed an undetectable extension charm upon in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, Newtâ€™s suitcase holds different creatures and beasts that are considered extremely dangerous to the Muggle world.
All hell breaks loose when the creatures escape the suitcase and threaten to expose the magical world. Newt must fight to capture the creatures in order to keep the peace between the magical and non-magical worlds, but this proves to be quite difficult, especially with American Auror Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) hunting him down.
The movie is set to be released on November 18th, 2016. It is the first installment of a trilogy, with the followups hitting theatres in 2018 and 2020.
Harry Potter fans everywhere have been waiting nearly 5 years for a new J.K Rowling inspired movie. Fantastic Beasts is Rowlingâ€™s debut as a screenwriter, and it is sure to be well worth the wait.