‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Character and Story Details Emerge

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Harry Potter fans have been eagerly anticipating news on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for some time and finally some new details including plot and character descriptions have been revealed through Entertainment Weekly who have made this new film the cover story of their latest issue.

The plot of the film hints at some interesting new twists to the Harry Potter franchise.

Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the US) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous,… get out of their case.

In addition to this plot description there were some smaller details revealed about the key players for this film and a little bit about how they all connect to each other.

The Character Descriptions are listed by each character starting with:

Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne

An eccentric globe-hopping English “magizoologist” wizard who’s far more comfortable around beasts and creatures than he is around other people. Comes to New York on a quest with his case full of magical habitats containing rare and endangered species.

Porpetina Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston

An ambitious worker at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (aka MACUSA, the U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic) who meets Newt. Tina is relegated to an office well below her abilities after she stood up for the wrong person. She longs to fight for what’s right.

Queenie Goldstein played by Alison Sudol

Tina’s younger sister and roommate, a big-hearted free-spirit “legilimens” who can read minds.

Jacob Kowalski played by Dan Fogler

An optimistic No-Maj (aka Muggle) factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt. Fun fact: He’s the Harry Potter franchise’s first Muggle main character.

Graves played by Collin Farrell

A powerful auror and the right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.

Mary Lou played by Samantha Morton

The narrow-minded leader of the fanatical Second Salemers, a group looking to expose and destroy wizards and witches.

 and Creedence played by Ezra Miller

Perhaps the cast’s most mysterious character. He’s Mary Lou’s troubled adopted son.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to be released on November 18th, 2016 and I know for certain that Potter fans will be eagerly awaiting that day.

So what do you think? Are you excited for this new film? What do you think of the characters? Sound off in the comments!

Source: EW

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