Update: the first official movie trailer of Fantastic Beasts will be released on December 15, 2015.
Actor Eddie Redmayne is donning Newt Scamander’s garb for the cover of Entertainment Weekly to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming prequel to Harry Potter:
“The adventures of writer Newton Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in 1920’s New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander 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 US) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). 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.”
There are also a series of pictures from the set:
I don’t really see New Scamander here, I feel like I see the Danish Girl, lol! Joke side, am sure Eddie Redmayne will nail the role, he’s a talented and dedicated actor after all!
The movie Fantastic Beasts will be released on November 18, 2016.
Update a quote from a fellow movie fan:
Eddie Redmayne’s Newt does look too like the bastard child of Harry Potter and Doctor Who indeed!