It is no doubt a very good time to be a Harry Potter fan. J.K. Rowling has been treating everyone to a lot of new, exciting stuff from the wizarding world lately, with the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently running, and the book for the play out so fans can read it, since many of them can't make it to see the show anytime soon. One thing that all Harry Potter fans can look forward to in the near future is the release of the spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is coming out in just a few months. Eager audiences who simply can't wait can now take a look at the Japanese trailer for this magical adventure, which was just released online.
While we've already seen a few trailers for Fantastic Beasts, this new Japanese sneak peek surfaced on YouTube, giving fans an early look at the upcoming fantasy adventure. While this trailer is a bit short, clocking in at just over a minute long, and it doesn't reveal a ton of new footage, it is paced very well and if nothing else, the Japanese voiceover is pretty entertaining. The trailer is very heavy on the magical creatures though, which is really exciting.
The trailer does feature some great looks at the monsters that make up the movie's title. We get to see the Bowtruckle, which was recently featured in a new batch of photos from Entertainment Weekly. There are also very great shots of the Thunderbird, the Swooping Evil, and the little white-haired creature, the Demiguise. This trailer, much like the other trailers we have seen for Fantastic Beasts, is very heavy on Eddie Redmayne's character Newt Scamander, who many Harry Potter fans already seem to be in love with.
Even though this isn't a story directly connected to the main Harry Potter storyline, fans can rest assured that it is very much a part of that world. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and that apparently went over quite well. Warner Bros. has already announced a sequel, and Rowling has reportedly finished the script for that movie. So, we can all rest easy knowing that the creator of this world is very heavily involved, and very committed to making it worthy of what everyone has come to expect from the franchise.
Eddie Redmayne will be joined by Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell. The movie was directed by David Yates, who also directed the final four Harry Potter movies. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is slated for worldwide release on November 18, 2016. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself below, along with a bunch of new photos.