First Look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander!


Yesterday, we brought you news that the logo for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released by That news was followed by a promise for more juicy details about this highly anticipated movie, and now, we’ve gotten our first look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, magizoologist extraordinaire.

Eddie Redmayne will appear on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, in a still from the movie that looks both fantastically art deco, and characteristically magical!

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In case you haven’t heard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be set in 1920s New York, an era of flappers, speakeasies, the Harlem Renaissance, art deco luxury, and mob bosses. Add into that complicated, iconic backdrop some Wizarding World magic and a cute British guy or two, and you’ve got the makings of an instant blockbuster hit (and probably an amazing screenplay as well, especially since it was written by JK Rowling herself).

The release of the cover also came with a few extra tidbits about the movie itself, the details of which have been kept under wraps.

According to Entertainment Weekly:

In our cover image…you get a first look at Scamander, his pivotal briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film.

Really, really cool. This film will give Americans the chance to explore the Wizarding World in the United States, and learn more about the amazing world that JK Rowling created.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released November 2016.

Lisa Lo Paro
Lisa is a freelance writer and bibliophile living on the outskirts of New York City. She likes 2 a.m. with a good book, takes cream in her coffee and heavily filters her photos. Check out her blog The Most Happy, her Instagram, and Twitter.

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