The wait is over! The trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is finally out, and it looks to have incorporated that well-known magical Potter feel which aplomb! Check it out below
All aboard the hype train! Grab your suitcases, your time-turners, and book the next flight to New York - the announcement trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has been released! Remember our recent article about the FBAWTFT extras in which we suggested that a trailer release couldn't be too far in the distance? Well, just four days later, Warner Bros. politely obliged! At almost two minutes long, it is a full feature-length trailer, but don't count your chickens - footage of Eddie Redmayne himself is at a bit of a premium... It does begin just how all us Potterphiles would hope though, with Newt Scamander (played by Redmayne) whispering: "Lumos Maxima," before a beam of light radiates from the end of his wand. We then get our first glimpse of Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein (fabulous name, by the way) who appears to be in a chamber not unlike the scene of Harry's hearing in Order Of The Phoenix - this is the Magical Congress, not the Ministry of Magic, so it definitely isn't the same place, but there's no point ignoring the similarities! She stands before the head of the court (a woman in some rather fetching headgear) and announces: "Yesterday a wizard entered New York with a case, a case full of magical creatures, and unfortunately some have escaped."
That wizard is of course the bumbling Briton, Newt Scamander (perhaps Hugh Grant should have been given the role?). We get our first proper look at Redmayne's character a minute in, where he opens said suitcase of doom, and is greeted with a deafening roar. Porpentina is watching on, fear plastered over her face: "So it was open?" she asks, before Redmayne responds with a master class in being British: "Just a smidge," he says. Apart from that, things are all still rather hush-hush! We get a brief preview of "Mr. Scamander" bossing it with his wand, but it's fair to say that Warner Bros. is trying to keep things metaphorically under wraps for the moment. And voilà, in a flash of pure magical adventure, the trailer is over! So what did you think of it? We must admit, we were initially a smidge (teehee) underwhelmed at the lack of Redmayne and Waterston but, on second thoughts, this was an announcement trailer more than anything else - they don't want to give everything away when there's still a whole year until the film's release date! There's bound to be plenty more teaser and trailer releases as time goes on - this was just a little apéritif! Whilst you're here, make sure you read up on everything we know so far about Fantastic Beasts. Did you enjoy watching the trailer?