It’s been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made its way to the big screen, signifying the end of the epic series that left a massive lightening bolt-shaped mark on everyone’s hearts. The impact it’s had is astounding, from the countless twenty-somethings who read the books as kids to the parents who took their kids to see all eight movies. The series itself may be over, but the world that J.K. Rowling created has still so much more to offer.
A Celebration of Harry Potter was held this weekend in Orlando, Florida, the home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The nostalgia was alive and well thanks to the fun events planned and the cast members who made appearances. But the real talk of the celebration is the first featurette that was shown for the next story to take place in the Harry Potter universe: the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The behind-the-scenes look at the new film showcases cast and crew divulging story details and describing the sheer magic of being apart of this exciting world. The film takes place 70 years before the events of Harry Potter and follows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a writer who has just traveled the world in search of the most magical of creatures. What should be a brief stay in New York turns into quite the adventure thanks to characters played by Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, and Alison Sudol.
The film looks to be in safe hands, with David Yates (who directed the last four Harry Potter films) back in the director’s chair and J.K. Rowling herself adapting the script from her book. There’s no denying that this film is going to reawaken the love that fans have for the franchise. And by the looks of this featurette, there are plenty more magical misadventures to be had.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won’t be out until November 18, so in the meantime watch this featurette and get swept up in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world once more.