When it was announced that they would adapt Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the movies, you may have wondered how such a thin creature catalog could have material for a trilogy.
Initially Warner Bros had the idea of turning it into a documentary about the “author”, Newt Scamander, who tracked magical beasts in the world of Harry Potter (70 years earlier to be exact).
But the author, J.K Rowling had a better idea so she wrote her own script for the first time. It is true that they adapted their Harry Potter books to the movies, but she only made some creative contributions. Fantastic Beasts is her first screenplay.
What have we seen in the first movie?
The zoologist magician, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a case that saves much more than it appears to be. On this occasion there is a strange collection of magical creatures that he found on his trip around the world.
Soon he discovers that the wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles, so called No Majs and that the threat of public exposure is an even greater concern in the UK.
Fantastic Beast is the story of what happens when Newt travels to the United States and the variety of creatures covered by his case.
Pick your favorite character
We all know the main characters that dominate the story, pick your favorite one:
Newt Scamander (Redmayne): A zoologist magician, who loves magical animals more than people, travels to the United States with a magical case full of extraordinary creatures.
Popertina Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston): an ambitious employee of the US Congress of Magicians, who befriends Newt.
Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol): Tina’s younger, cheerful, hot sister, who can read the minds.
Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler): the first muggle with leading role in the series that is involved in the action.
Percival Graves (Colin Farrell): a powerful Auror and adviser to the President of the Wizarding World of America.
Credence (Ezra Miller): Mysterious and miserable adopted son of Mary Lou, a psychopathic activist hating witches and wizards.