EW has revealed the first images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, featuring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston (Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set in New York in 1926, will introduce an American wizarding school, although it is unclear if any of the film will take place there. J.K. Rowling commented on Twitter that Newt would meet people educated at this particular school. There are few references to American witches and wizards in the Harry Potter novels, although the Salem Witches Institute made an appearance at the Quidditch World Cup.

Newt will also visit the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), the U.S. equivalent of the Ministry of Magic, which can be seen in the image below.


Eddie Redmayne as world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander


Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Alison Sudol and Queenie Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski.


Katherine Waterston (as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein) and Eddie Redmayne (as Newt Scamander)



On set in Leavesden, U.K

On set in Leavesden, U.K

Alison Sudol (as Queenie Goldstein) on set with director David Yates

Alison Sudol (as Queenie Goldstein) on set with director David Yates


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller. Written by J.K. Rowling and directed by veteran Harry Potter director David Yates, the first instalment in the trilogy will hit theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.


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