Speed Reads


Here's your first look at the Harry Potter prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry Potter fans only have one more year to wait before they get another feature-length dose of their favorite wizarding world: The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is due out Nov. 18, 2016. In the meantime, you can tide yourself over with some hints about the movie, which is set 70 years before Harry Potter ever sets foot in Hogwarts. Check out this week's Entertainment Weekly cover:

This first-ever glimpse of the film's star, Eddie Redmayne, as Newt Scamander, features the "world-famous magizoologist" standing in the entryway of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, carrying what Entertainment Weekly describes as his "pivotal briefcase." In the film, which is based on J.K. Rowling's 2001 book detailing the magical creatures of the wizarding world, Scamander sets out on an adventure in New York in 1926.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton. No word yet on the possibility of any hippogriff cameos.