Only five years have passed since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows brought Warner Bros.' adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novels to a close. After grossing nearly $8B over the life of the franchise, there simply had to be a way to keep them going. And so there was, with Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel set in the same world but following a different character on a brand new adventure.
A new trailer for the magical film has arrived at Comic-Con, and it features Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, who enters New York and gets into some trouble caused by a pesky Muggle. Here's the synopsis:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Directed by David Yates with Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, and more co-starring, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens October 21st.