The latest—and most extensive so far—look at the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them dives into Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) briefcase, a world filled with creatures majestic, fearsome, and cute. That little green twig dude is especially sweet-looking. Well, if we want to get technical, he’s a Bowtruckle. But outside of the wonders of Scamander’s luggage, it’s clear the film has a bunch of magical political intrigue at play. Samantha Morton’s on hand railing against witches, and Colin Farrell’s whispering in the ear of a withdrawn Ezra Miller. The function of Miller’s character—Credence Barebone, the son of Morton’s Mary Lou Barebone—has been kept deliberately obscure, but according to Entertainment Weekly his mom’s none too nice. Meanwhile, Redmayne’s mumblecore Scamander comes off sheepish and clueless here, while Katherine Waterston’s Porpentina Goldstein has to handle his mess. Fantastic Beasts will apparate in to theaters November 18.
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