Earlier this month, we showed you a new IMAX sneak peek for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, that hinted at a Harry Potter tie-in with the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who is often referenced in the Harry Potter stories. While we wait for more on this mysterious character, Warner Bros. has debuted a new IMAX poster for this magical adventure, which you can take a look at below. The poster features Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander flanked by a number of American characters such as Colin Farrel's Percival Graves, Katherine Waterson's Tina and more.
Warner Bros. debuted the poster on the movie's official Twitter, which also features Dan Fogler as the No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery, Ezra Miller as Credence and Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, along with one of Newt's smaller beasts at the bottom of the one-sheet. 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.
During a Twitter Q&A earlier this month, J.K. Rowling revealed 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 IMAX poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.