Trailer for ‘Harry Potter’ prequel excites fans

There is a new adventure in the wizarding world, and the muggles are going nuts.
On April 10, the long-awaited trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was officially released.
“Fantastic Beasts” is a British-American film spinoff and prequel to the outstandingly popular “Harry Potter” film series.
The film is being adapted from a novel written by J. K. Rowling, who will also be making her screenwriting debut for the film.
Rowling wrote the novel after she saw the success of her original “Harry Potter” series.
In the original series, Harry is required to purchase the book, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” as a textbook for one of his classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The textbook describes all the creatures that can be found in the magical world.
In true Rowling fashion, “Fantastic Beasts” is just as creative and imaginative as the original “Harry Potter” series.
It goes into detail describing over 80 magical creatures and species.
Some of the creatures are based off mythology, while others have been completely fabricated by Rowling.
The film is being directed by David Yates and is set to star actors of other popular films such as Eddie Redmayne “Les Miserables, 2012” and Ezra Miller “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
The film is set in 1926 and follows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Redmayne) as he travels to America for an official magical meeting at The Magical Congress of the United States of America in New York City.
At this meeting, there is a magical briefcase filled with these “fantastic beasts.”
The beasts somehow escape and the story then follows Scamander as he attempts to collect and capture the creatures.
Since the vague announcement of the film on Dec. 10, 2015, “Harry Potter” fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting the full length trailer for the film, and have gone absolutely wild after the official trailer was released during the MTV Music Awards two weeks ago.
Junior nursing major Kayla McGarvie is a self-proclaimed “Harry Potter” fan and is excited for the movie’s release.
“It’s going to expand the universe of ‘Harry Potter’ and give us a look at characters we’ve never seen before,” she said.
“I’m excited to see the movie take place in the 1920s, as well as all the magical creatures throughout the movie. Also, I’m excited to see if there will be any appearances from the ‘Harry Potter’ films.”
It has been nearly five years since the final film in the “Harry Potter” film series was released, and fans are ecstatic they are finally able to journey back to the enchanting wizarding world.
The film is set to hit theaters in the U.S. and UK on Nov. 18.

SARA BORRO
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