'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': Everything We Learned on Our Set Visit
IMDb worked its magic to apparate onto the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Check out exclusive interviews with the cast and creators as well as new pictures and teasers from the movie and beyond.
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Samuel L. Jackson
Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To... Written by
Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) portrayed Thomas Babbington in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). His character worked with Rhys Ifans' character in this to carry out the Babbington plot. Rhys Ifans later portrayed Luna's father, Xenophilius Lovegood, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010). J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Luna Lovegood marries Newt Scamander's grandson after Hogwarts. Also, Samantha Morton, who plays Mary Lou Barebone in Fantastic Beasts, portrays Mary Stuart in the Elizabeth movie. See more »
When Newt chases one of his creatures through Central Park, the park is covered in snow and people are ice skating on a frozen pond. At any other time directly before or immediately after this scene and throughout the movie, there is no snow anywhere, and people are dressed for moderate weather. See more »
It is difficult to include spoilers, which presume a plot. There is no proper plot, just a series of loosely connected episodes. There are far too many noisy special effects at contrast with the quiet subtlety of such items in Potter as 'Fluffy' or Quiddiitch. What was even worse was the acting. There wasn't any except for Johnny Depp''s small moment at the end and Eddie Redmayne's ever pleasant charm. But it is Eddie who is charming us, not some unconvincing character called Newt Scamander. If there is to be a series of Newt Scamander films, PLEASE spend the money on the cast and not the effects and PLEASE return to the humanity which were hallmark of the Harry Potter books and also a fundamental reason for their greatly deserved success.
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