The first (and final) full trailer for JK Rowling’s much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is here — and it’s making us so, so excited.
The teaser trailers have definitely piqued our interest, but this full trailer gives us an actual glimpse at the plot and America’s wizarding world. Plus, we get to see a bunch of the beasts!
There’s this cute little guy.
And this snake-bird thing.
And a whole lot more including a cross between a leopard and puffer fish, some weird stick bug-type animals and a few things that look straight-up scary.
Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, an expert on magical animals (the beasts!). The trailer is ever-so nostalgic with that famous Harry Potter score and all the brilliant, dramatic shots we’re used to in the Harry Potter films. We’re also totally obsessing over the fabulous 1920’s wardrobe donned by the characters.
The trailer reveals a very suspense-filled plot that begins when Newt lets a case of magical beasts loose in New York City. The destruction caused by the beasts opens up the whole debate on whether or not American wizards should expose themselves to muggles (but Americans don’t call them muggles! They’re called “no-majes”). The whole while they’re dealing with an extremist organization called the New Salem Philanthropic Society, who isn’t very happy about the idea of wizards and witches existing. This could mean war! The film seems like it will have a lot of insight to the way wizards and muggles were segregated in 1920’s America. After all, the New Salem Philanthropic Society is very reminiscent of the the Salem Witch Trials.
The film also focuses on the adult world of magic. It’s well beyond what Harry Potter and friends learned in school.
Fantstic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18th.