He’s no Harry, but he might be better.
The spin-off is called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the lead role has been offered to Oscar-winning adorable geek Eddie Redmayne. Apparently Redmayne is very excited about the script, because he’s not an idiot and realises wizards are awesome.
The movie, which is absolutely in no way whatsoever a “prequel or sequel to Harry Potter”, as J.K. Rowling has made clear, will follow the adventures of Redmayne’s character, Newt Scamander, a zoologist who loves magical creatures.
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Fantastic Beasts is based from a book that was mentioned in the Harry Potter series as one of Harry’s school text books. It’s supposed to be set seven decades before Harry Potter was even a twinkle in Voldemort’s eye, but we’re trusting J.K. to throw some appropriate Potter-related references in there.
And if she doesn’t, we’re still going to be excited about it because it’s MAGIC, you guys. Also, J.K. Rowling is writing the script which means it will be fantastic.
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