Yesterday Warner Bros. Pictures, in anticipation of the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, released a special behind-the-scenes featurette from the Thursday fan event.
The featurette takes us through more background description of the tensions that fill the wizarding world during the 1920s. American wizards and witches keep their magic behind closed doors in America, justifiably worried about persecution for their powers. As Gellert Grindelwald, the first dark wizard to wreck havoc during the 20th century, is unleashing chaos in Europe, the American wizardry community is on edge as their hidden nature becomes more likely to be revealed to the No-Maj world.
We had already seen hints that Grindelwald’s presence was going to be present in the film after seeing Percival Graves’ (Colin Farrell) character poster after it was released this week. Now that we’ve found out that the series will be expanded to a five part series, there will be plenty of time for us to see how much of a presence and influence Grindelwald will have on various parts of the wizardry community and what kind of ripple effect his actions will have across the world.
The official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is as follows:
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) 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.
via Warner Bros. Pictures
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18, 2016. It is directed by David Yates and is starring Eddie Redmayne as the ever eccentric Newt Scamander.This movie is author J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut as well!
Make sure you take a look at the featurette below and gaze at the splendor and listen to the description given by author J.K. Rowling surrounding the film. Let us know your thoughts!