The Potter World has been alive again after it has been announced that a sequel for the film franchise is set. Fantastic Beasts, the franchise’s sequel, will feature Eddie Redmayne as lead.
The exciting Warner Bros. ventue started their trailer with a note, ” For the Wizarding World fans across the globe, as part of the celebration of Harry Potter, here is an exclusive sneak peek of ‘Fantastic Beasts.'”
The chilling intro just represents the great anticipation for the spin-off movie. The sneak peek was just released two days ago and it features the behind-the-scenes shots and interviews of the casts includeing Eddie Redmayne and director David Yates.
Eddie Redmayne, a 2016 Oscar Nominee, has talked about how amazing the project is.
“It’s just unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of. It’s like imagination taken to the extreme.”
The movie will include Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterson, Jon Voight, Gemma Chan, Samantha Mortonm, Carmen Ejogo, and more.
J.K. Rowling Genius All Over Again
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on J.K. Rowling’s 2001 book. The book is supposed to be Harry Potter’s textbook and it focuses on magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe.
In an interview with Scholastic, popular novelist J.K. Rowling said that the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is just one of the books Harry bought when he went to Hogwarts.
“I always write more than I need for the books so bits of them were just written for my own fun. So when Comic Relief asked me to write something I thought I would just love to write them, I just thought it would be so much fun and I was completely correct. It was more fun than I’ve had writing the others.”
Since the novel is about discovery, it will also be a journey for actually finding the magical beasts in the Wizarding World. J.K. Rowling said there will be 75 beasts, but that does not include the 10 different species of dragon. If the dragons were added, that would be “84 if you counted them,” she said.
All About The Beasts
Though they will be called “beasts,” J.K. Rowling said that they are not particularly dangerous.
“They range from very dull, like Flobberworms, which just sit there and don’t do anything particularly interesting right up to Quintapeds, which are very, very vicious creatures.”
However, there are still the dragons, which can truly be considered dangerous. “…you don’t’ want to mess with a dragon, obviously,” J.K. Rowling said.
Acromantula is also a dangerous beast as seen on Book 2. To find the details of this beast, fans would either have to read the book or just watch the movie.
J.K. Rowling also talked about the other beasts like the Alethiafold, a sinister creature that slides under doors at night and suffocates it prey. The author said Alethiafold would be the worst creature for her.
But then, there is also the Doxy beast which can be considered as the biting fairy.
As for her favourite, J.K. Rowling said it would have to be the Phoenix.
“They have all sorts of interesting properties, which I would like. They’re also very beautiful — not that I’ve ever seen one, they’re very shy. Yes I’d like a phoenix most.”
J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novel has been praised by critics. Jeff Jensen from Entertainment Weekly rated the book “A.”
“Beasts is the keeper. With its richly detailed history lessons and witty debate parsing the differences between ‘being’ and ‘beast, plus a compendium of 85 magical creatures that’s chockablock with Rowling’s trademark wordplay (‘Glumbumble’ is a standout), Beasts adds a vital new dimension to the Potter mythology.”
Fantastic Beasts movie will be released on November 18.
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