Get excited — the plot and character descriptions for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were just released!
Thanks to EW we now know what the flick is all about. BUT, if you don’t want to know anything, STOP READING NOW.
Here’s the summary: “Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) 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 States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. 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.”
And that’s not all! Character descriptions have also been released! Check them below:
Eddie is Newt Scamander, the eccentric globe-hopping English “magizoologist” wizard who’s far more comfortable around beasts and creatures than he is around other people. Hec omes to New York on a quest with his case full of magical habitats containing rare and endangered species.
Then we have sister Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol). Tina is an ambitious worker at the Magical Congress of the United States of America while Queenie is a big-hearted free-spirit “legilimens” who can read minds.
Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler): an optimistic No-Maj (aka Muggle) factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt.
Graves (Colin Farrell): A powerful auror and the right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.
Mary Lou (Samantha Morton): the narrow-minded leader of the fanatical Second Salemers, a group looking to expose and destroy wizards and witches.
Credence (Ezra Miller): Mary Lou’s troubled adopted son.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set hit theaters on November 18, 2016.