Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: New trailer reveals grand battle between muggles and wizards

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It has been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hit theaters in 2011, and now fans of the fantasy cult, wizard-themed franchise are ready to dive back to the wizarding world and get a dose of another magical fix.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, debuted a brand new trailer last Wednesday morning, and it promises to mesmerize fans with its display of continued mysticism and magic . This action-packed trailer has everything – jaw-dropping magical sequences, fantastic beasts and magical names and curses that are all too familiar to Harry Potter fans.

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The Ministry of Magic may have destroyed all the Time-Turners, but us Muggles (or No-Maj, as Americans like to call non-magical folks) will be taken back to New York in 1926, where the movie takes place. The Harry Potter spin-off will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, the magizoologist who devoted his life to studying the fantastic beasts of the world and eventually wrote the eponymous wizard encyclopedia, based on his findings.

Eddie Redmayne plays the lead character Newt Scamander who is collecting specimens of magical creatures and storing them in his Extension Charmed suitcase. Based on the trailer, the British magizoologist visits the US Magical Congress and there someone Alohomora’d his magical case full of dangerous beasts, its contents escaping into the streets of New York.

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The American Magical Congress along with the sinister US Director of Magical Security, Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) subsequently pursue Newt as his collection of dangerous creatures and their habitats roam the metropolis.

Newt then must track down those specimens along with Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), a No-Maj, Porpentina Goldenstein (Katherine Waterston), an American Magical Congress employee and her sister Queenie Goldenstein (Alison Sudol), a legilimens as Newt’s error drives a deeper wedge between the city’s magical and non-magical communities to the point where a grand battle may happen.

Warner Brothers recently announced that work on a darker installment to the David Yates-directed movie is already under way with tentative release dates for the second and third sequels in a Fantastic Beasts film trilogy having already been claimed by the studio.

The first installment in the Harry Potter spin-off is out on November 18 and will be JK Rowling’s screenwriting debut.

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