When I saw the final Harry Potter movie at the cinema, at the end a guy behind me, who was probably about 20, said, “Well, that’s the end of my childhood.” It was one of the most oddly poignant remarks I’ve ever heard, as to an extent he was right – something he had grown up was coming to an end just as he himself was becoming an adult.
However, it turns out it’s not 100% over, as JK Rowling is taking us back into her Wizarding World by writing the script for Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (plus, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is heading to the London stage). The first images from the movie have now arrived, which you can see below.
Set about 80 years before the Potter stories, the film stars Eddie Redmayne as world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander, who embarks on an adventure in 1926 New York. Not too much is known about the exact plot, although EW remarks that the briefcase seen in the pic is somehow ‘pivotal’, and that in their cover image sees Scamander standing in front of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the American equivalent of the Ministry of Magic.
Potter helmer David Yates is back in the director’s chair, with the film due out November 2016.