You know, I think Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might just end up being a pretty big deal. I know, bold prediction. Not only is it an expansion of the Harry Potter universe from the pen of J.K. Rowling herself, but the movie just looks fun. I’m excited to see fantasy creatures wreaking havoc in New York and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) just doesn’t have the same baggage that Harry Potter eventually took on. Well, aside for his literal baggage, which is full of all manner of magical beasties.
Speaking of which, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette which introduces us to Newt and a few of his wonderful pets. Some of the featurette’s footage has already been seen in Fantastic Beasts‘ trailers, but we also get some new stuff, including a look at an adorable, Baby Groot-like plant creature, some more face time for Newt’s sidekick played by Dan Fogler, and a few more details about the movie’s plot. It’s definitely worth a look, dear readers.
While we’re at it, here’s another recent Fantastic Beasts video featuring Potter nerds playing with wands and another brief snipped of footage…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them escapes into theaters November 18.