Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: How The Movie Connects To The Harry Potter Series?

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Who’s up for another trip to J.K. Rowling’s enchanted universe? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first of a planned five-movie film series, is just one of many things that Harry Potter fans have to look forward to in the coming months and years. A comprehensive rundown of all we know about the forthcoming film follows.

What is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them About?

When it comes to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling has flipped the script in more ways than one. The book centers on one of the more out-of-left-field characters teased but not seen in the Harry Potter universe thus far, but it is also set in 1920s New York City, across the pond from the original Harry Potter novels.

It has been revealed that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is the protagonist of Fantastic Beasts and that the film was set in 1926. During his travels, the young magizoologist stops in New York. When his magical bag containing the titular animals goes lost, and some of them escape, Newt is forced to stay behind and deal with the matter, even though he only intended to be there for a day. The story is set up when Newt’s path meets with that of No-Maj (American for “Muggle”) Jacob (Dan Fogler).

Additionally, we know that Katherine Waterston’s Tina and Alison Sudol’s Queenie (Tina’s sister) are essential members of this developing quartet. And the cast will be discussed in greater depth shortly. We hope to witness magical creatures that have not appeared in any of the previous Harry Potter films and to gain insight into the history and development of magic in the United States.

The name of the wizarding school where witches and wizards in North America receive their magical education, as well as the name of theU.S.. the equivalent of the Ministry of Magic, the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), have already begun to surface in anticipation of Fantastic Beasts. The correct answer is Ilvermorny. New writings on Pottermore have revealed even more information on the magical history and culture of the United States.

What is Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Rated?

Following the MPAA’s guidelines, Fantastic Beasts has been rated PG-13. “Some fantasy action violence,” as stated by Box Office Mojo, is to blame. What you said seems about accurate. Considering the content of the later Harry Potter films, a PG-13 rating should come as no surprise. Fantastic Beasts could have benefited from an aP.G.G rating, given Warner Bros.’s desire to appeal to the broadest possible audience.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Still, I’m crossing my fingers that the film’s PG-13 rating means I’ll be seeing some fascinating (if not overly terrifying) magical creatures. Keep your wands handy, just in case.

Is Fantastic Beasts a Spinoff? A Sequel? A Prequel?

The Fantastic Beasts film and its accompanying book are a hybrid of sorts, serving as both a prequel and a spinoff. Since it takes place in the same magical realm as the Harry Potter books, but in an earlier era (the 1920s) and in a different location, we can call it a prequel (New York City). Given that its protagonist, Newt Scamander, was a former Hogwarts student, we may safely call this a spinoff of the Harry Potter series (well before Harry Potter arrived there).

How Fantastic Beasts Connects To The Harry Potter Series?

As was previously said, Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them is structured like a textbook, with numerous references to various beasts and their classifications. The only tenuous link is that the author, Newt Scamander, went to Hogwarts (he was in Hufflepuff). The more direct connection is that Newt’s book was eventually returned to Hogwarts, where Harry and his companions attended and studied it.

Harry Potter and his best buddy, Ron Weasley, contributed scribbles of doodles and notes to the published version of _Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them_. J.K. Rowling’s post-Harry Potter revelations also show that Newt’s grandson Rolf eventually weds the beautiful Luna Lovegood. Recent Fantastic Beasts previews have highlighted that aspiring evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald is wreaking havoc across Europe.

Fantastic Beasts is only slated to reference Albus Dumbledore’s former best friend turned antagonist. Still, given what we know about the dark wizard, we have high hopes for a more prominent role for him in the following films. Even though Albus Dumbledore is a close friend of Newt Scamander’s, he is not likely to make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts.

Will the Movie Be Made Into A Book?

So, I guess. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay’s original author, J.K. Rowling, has revealed that Scholastic will publish the script. In other words, it’s not a novel, but it does provide us access to J.K. Rowling’s writing in book form. The book will be released on the same day that the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released in theatres, November 18, 2016, both digitally and in hardcover.

In North America, the book will be distributed by Scholastic, and in theU.K.K, it will be distributed by Little, Brown Book Group. For $12.99, you can preorder the book version of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay on Amazon for your Kindle.

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