New Fantastic Beasts Footage To Be Revealed By Eddie Redmayne At The MTV Movie Awards!
We can't cope.
On Monday, April 11, MTV and Newt Scamander himself invite you back to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Grab your wand, this is not a drill.
Fantastic Beasts follows Newt (Redmayne), a magizoologist who searches for the world’s most magical creatures and stores them in his magical suitcase.
Upon a visit to New York City in 1926, Newt accidentally lets some of these rare and endangered magical creatures escape for all No-Majs (a.k.a American Muggles) to see, which is very, very bad, especially because certain no-good No-Majs are already trying to persecute wizards and witches. Of course, chaos ensues, and Newt finds himself at odds with the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA).
So it’s up MACUSA worker Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), No-Maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), and Newt to fix the clumsy magizoologist’s mistake. And this is JUST THE FIRST of JK Rowling’s planned Fantastic Beasts trilogy.
It’s official: The very thought of this never-before-seen footage is going to keep us up all night for the next week.
But what will we get to see in this sneak peak? Here are the bits we're crossing our fingers for:
New York City in the 1920s
Hogwarts was the perfect setting for Harry Potter. Now we can’t wait to see what will happen when the streets of New York City turn magical.
You better believe we’re expecting to see some Fantastic effing Beasts. But, importantly: Are these actors talking to tennis balls on sticks, or are these majestic props that are going to be put in a museum one day? I’m not saying I want to see a Hippogriff up close, but I’m not not saying that either.
Ezra Miller’s Credence
As the troubled son of a wizard-hating Scourer, Miller’s character Credence supposedly plays a “big role” in the back story of the wizarding world. Does this mean Credence is a wizard? Remember, once upon a time, the Dursleys called Harry “troubled.” So how long until we get to see Miller in action?
The Grindelwald Era
The early 1900s setting would imply that this is the era when Grindelwald was terrorising Europe. Will we see any traces of the fallen dark wizard in Fantastic Beasts?
According to Rowling, the Magical Congress of the United States of America was created in 1693, following the brutality of the Salem Witch Trials. What could Fantastic Beasts show us about wizarding politics? What kind of political pressure is President Picquery facing in 1926? Hopefully all will be revealed very soon…
Newt at Hogwarts
We know Newt attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was sorted into Hufflepuff, so will we get a flashback of Newt’s time at Hogwarts? If not, let’s cross our fingers for a shot of him wearing a Hufflepuff scarf.
Will There Be Quidditch?
Was Quidditch as popular in America as it was in Europe? Or is this a football/soccer situaton? Perhaps there’s a magical sport in America that’s even more popular than Quidditch *shocked face*.
- The 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, air Monday, April 11 at 8pm on MTV, Sky channel 126, Virgin channel 134. See the full list of nominees right here. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits cinemas November 18, 2016.
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