A First Look At The New Harry Potter Prequel

Americans can't be muggles...

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For Harry Potter fans who just can't get enough of withcraft and wizadry, the new images of Eddie Redmayne on set for the latest film have arrived just in time.

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The prequel, which is titled Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, will star Redmayne as 'Magizoologist' Newt Scamander.

Based on a 42-page textbook for Hogwarts pupils and published in 2001, Fantastic Beasts follows the adventures of Scamander, who dedicates his life to the search for magical creatures in an 'extension' of the Harry Potter universe.

On the cover of Entertainment Weekly, Redmayne is seen pictured infront of a stairway leading up to the ornate golden door of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, which is basically the US version of the Ministry of Magic. The aesthetics are very Great Gatsby, which makes sense, seeing as the film is set in 1920s New York, 70 years before the events of Harry Potter.

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Although little is know about the film just yet, except that it will also star Colin Farrel, Katherine Waterston and Samantha Morton, one very interesting piece of information did come out of EW's feature: The American word for muggle is 'no-maj', which, as much as we love Harry Potter and J.K, sounds a bit dodgy. 

Back in June J.K. Rowling, who has written the screenplay for the film, took to twitter to reveal some details about the American wizarding world that Newt Scamander will vist on his travels in Fantastic Beasts. 

 

 

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So far, so exciting, along with the news that Fantastic Beasts will be the first of at least three films. But it might be a while before a trailer; the film arrives in UK cinemas on 18 November 2016.

At least that's a shorter wait than the feverishly-anticpated Harry Potter stage production, with tickets not currently available until 2017, even though the show comes out next June. 

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