With two weeks to go until its global release, Warner Bros. has unloaded nine clips and over seven-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In the first clip, Newt breaks into a jewelry store to catch a naughty Niffler, a gentle creature that looks like a cross between a mole and a duck-billed platypus. In the following clip, that same Niffler is robbing a bank vault, pocketing whatever it can in its furry body. In the next clip, we see several Bowtruckles, small creatures that resemble plants and guard trees that wands are made of, and one that has grown attached to Newt. In clip No. 4, Jacob tries a shot of "giggle water." In the fifth clip, Newt tries to make a deal with Gnarlack, a Goblin gangster. The sixth clip features Newt magically repairing a NYC apartment after some monsters accidentally escaped from his case and caused quite a bit of damage. Newt gets interrogated by Percival Graves, a high-ranking Auror and the Director of Magical Security for MACUSA, in the seventh sneak peek. The eighth clip is an extended version of Queenie making a strudel with magic. In the ninth and final clip, Newt arrives in New York and has his case inspected by a muggle.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander 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 also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina's sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV's Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016.