SPOILER ALERT: Obviously these are two clips from the movie and may SPOIL some plot points. If you want to avoid all SPOILERS, you may wish to turn back now.
Diehard ‘Harry Potter’ fans probably already have their tickets in hand, but if you aren’t quite sure as to what to expect from this film that takes place during the 1920s, Warner Brothers has two new clips that may flesh things out more to give you a better feel for this film.
Warning though, even with the SPOILER ALERT above, gotta say these two clips are like… REALLY SPOILER-Y. But if you wish to continue…
One major difference between ‘Fantastic Beasts” protagonist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne and Harry Potter is that Scamander appears to be a perpetual screw up and this time his foul could result in an all-out war between the worlds of magic and non-magic.
In the first clip, Colin Farrell‘s Percival Graves, Auror for MACUSA’s Department of Magical Law Enforcement, interrogates a visibly shaken Scamander after he has inadvertently unleashed his “Fantastic Beasts” while visiting New York. And there’s a reference to a certain popular ‘Potter’ supporting character:
And in a spoiler for the previous clip, clearly Graves lets Scamander go. In need of help, Scamander turns to Gnarlak, a goblin played by Ron Perlman, who wants a hefty payment for his assistance:
It’s interesting that Graves mentions that even at this point in time, Dumbledore is already an instructor– and an influential one at that– at Hogwarts. Not only that, but Scamander mentions Gellert Grindelwald, who eventually goes on to be the most powerful dark wizard in history, as having already amassed quite a bit of power and devoted followers.
J.K. Rowling has already said that upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movies will explore Dumbledore’s past and his association with Grindelwald, with whom Dumbledore fell in love.
Well, mysteries will be revealed when the film opens this weekend.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ opens on November 18.