New “Fantastic Beasts” Trailer Reveals More of the Wizarding World
That distant wailing noise you heard over the weekend was the Harry Potter fandom losing their collective minds over the new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
The long-awaited Harry Potter prequel tells the story of magical creatures expert Newt Scamander, author of the textbook Harry eventually studied at Hogwarts, who travels from England to New York in the 1920s — and now we learn that Newt was actually expelled from Hogwarts, though Dumbledore argued against it.
We also got a tantalizing glimpse of two of the magical creatures hidden away in Newt’s suitcase.
If you’re a bit rusty on your Harry Potter trivia, the official Pottermore site has you covered:
This adorable little kleptomaniac – as we’re sure many of you will have figured out – is a Niffler, who was first introduced to us by Hagrid in Goblet of Fire. Nifflers are known for their penchant for seeking out shiny things, and as we see in the trailer, this one has hit the jackpot. […] We don’t know much about the Swooping Evil so far, except from what we see of it in the trailer. Newt throws a mysterious ball into the air and an immaculate, blue bird-like creature emerges from it, like a butterfly from a cocoon. But what exactly is it?
Hopefully we’ll get a bit more information between now and November — otherwise the Potter fandom might not be able to handle it.