The Quick Guide to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Movies Harry Potter
Movies Harry Potter

Have you seen the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? If so, well… it’s time to watch it again! But this time, let Fandom provide a little backstory. We’ve compiled some “behind the scenes” facts to enhance your viewing experience. Snippets you may or may not have been aware of that shine a fan-centric light on the upcoming fantasy film.

Fantastic Beasts is set in the year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18.

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