Earlier this week, we showed you a new poster for the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, which featured all of the main characters. Today we have a new clip, where Queenie (Alison Sudol) is seen making a magical strudel for Jacob (Dan Fogler) and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Hopefully this is the first of many new clips as we get closer to the November 18 release date.
Warner Bros. debuted the clip on the movie's official Twitter, which shows how the No-Maj Jacob Kowalski reacts to Queenie using her magical powers to make a strudel. With just a few weeks left until its November 18 release date, it remains unclear how much more footage Warner Bros. will release from this magical adventure, set 70 years before Harry Potter set foot in Hogwarts.
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. The cast also includes Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Gemma Chan and Zoe Kravitz.
The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander. David Yates returns to direct this adventure, after taking the helm for the last four Harry Potter movies. It was also recently confirmed that this will be the first adventure in a five-movie series for Warner Bros.
J.K. Rowling revealed earlier this month that the Fantastic Beasts franchise was expanded from a trilogy to a five-movie series because the story is just too big, hinting that they're actually telling a much bigger story than originally believed. Some think this could tie into the tease of Gellert Grindelwald, but that hasn't been confirmed. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the Harry Potter films for a decade. Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England. Take a look at this new clip from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as we get ready for the November 18 release..