Many of you Harry Potter fans know that this year we finally get another glimpse into the Wizarding world with Fantastic Beasts And Were To Find Them. Here is what we know so far!
1. The Story
The story is about the British Newt Scamander who around 1926 goes to New York after he completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. He only meant to stay in New York for a couple of hours, but when the No-Maj(American for Muggle), Jacob Kowalski, inadvertently disrupts Newt’s magically-expanded suitcase, releasing a number of dangerous magical creatures into the city which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. And it’s probably up to Newt to save the day!
In the trailer, we see a Niffler passing by. A Niffler is a creature with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur. They are attracted to shiny things, which makes them wonderful for locating treasures, as the goblins like to use them, but this also meant that they could wreak havoc if kept (or set loose) indoors.
Could this mean that Newt has one as a pet? Or that he collected it from his excursion? Anyway, they are just so adorable!
The Magical Congress Of The United States is something that has been used a lot in promoting the movie. For example in one of the main movie posters we see the entrance of the MACUSA. But what is the MACUSA? Well, it is probably something like the Ministery of Magic in Britain, making sure that no witch or wizard breaks any rules. It is located inside the Woolworth Building in New York City. Which is a bit odd, because at the time (1926) it was the tallest building in the world. And unlikely the Ministery of Magic it’s not quite hidden. Therefore, it’s not really a place where I would expect a secret magical congress to be. You try to be a secret, but you have your HQ in the most striking building in NYC.
4. The Salem Witch Trials
The film will also have some real American history mixed into it. The Salem witch trials, which took place in colonial Massachusetts in the 1690s, are used to show how nervous the wizards are about getting discovered by non-magical people. The fear of dire repercussions still looms large over the wizarding population.
For the people who haven’t seen the trailer yet (are there any?!) or for the people who want to see it for the millionth time, here it is!
Well, this is all we know so far about Fantastic Beasts And Were To Find Them. Keep an eye out on The Game Of Nerds for the latest info and don’t forget to add November 18, 2016 in your calendars!