Fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world of course revisit it regularly in the form of the Harry Potter books and films. However, after the final movie was released in 2011, the franchise took a step back from the consciousness of the general public; nothing new was coming from the franchise for a while. It is safe to say that things have changed since that period as the wizarding world is having a resurgence of late.
The hype train for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really picking up steam now. On top of that, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child opened for preview performances in June. This is the first time Harry Potter has been on-stage and is the follow-up to Deathly Hallows, reuniting audiences with the trio in adulthood.
Eager fans will be pleased to hear that a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released. The promo features a better look at the wizarding world in New York and gives fans a better idea of the main character.
In the promo J.K Rowling explains what she finds herself writing about most, the theme running through all of her work and linking her protagonists: being an outsider.
The trailer boasts an adventurous and fun tone as well as a fascinating world. As mentioned in the teaser, Newt Scamander looks to be an initially floundering character who becomes more of a hero as the story goes on. It is these protagonists who succeed or escape danger by the skin of their teeth that connect with an audience the most. This is another link between he and the wizarding world’s first hero: Harry Potter.
According to a recent post from Warner Bros. on their social media accounts, a big surprise related to Fantastic Beasts is coming soon. This could be the official announcement that the series is to be a trilogy. Although given that this has been known to be in the works for a while, WB could be announcing something else, assuming that the two sequels are common knowledge.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be released on November 18th 2016, looks to be a fun journey back to the wizarding world.