The upcoming movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will have friends and muggles (No-Maj in America) accompanying the protagonist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne); just like the Harry Potter films where Harry had Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) as two loyal friends.
The sneak peek of the movie revealed that Newt won’t be alone on his journey to track the magical creatures around the world. His friends will travel with him, helping him to search for the magical beasts on his quest. The movie is a spin-off of worldwide popular “Harry Potter” film series and tells the story of Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” who travels to New York in the 1920s.
Newt has a suitcase that is filled with several magical creatures. However, after a series of unfortunate events, some of the creatures escape from his suitcase and create havoc in the non-magical (No-Maj) world. Now, it is Newt’s responsibility to find each of these creatures and bring them back into his suitcase.
Just like Harry, Hermione and Ron, Newt has friends who join him on his quest to capture these creatures. His friends include Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Folger) and several people from the No-Maj community.
The sneak peek also revealed some of the origin story of Kowalski. He is shown as a soldier who wanted to have a peaceful life away from a war. However, he was dragged into the magical world by a mysterious force and was compelled to spend a life there. In the sneak peek, Kowalski can be seen opening the suitcase.
In other news, JK Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” book series on which the movies are based, confirmed that “Fantastic Beasts” will be going to be a trilogy, according to the Daily Mail. Rowling revealed the information while responding to a rumour on Twitter that her upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be adapted into a movie.
‘You heard wrong, I’m afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though,’ Rowling tweeted.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 29, 2016
Directed by David Yates, who served as the director of the last four Potter films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is scheduled to release in theatres across the world on Nov. 18, 2016.