fantastic beasts and where to find them

Potter fans rejoiced when they found out that there will be new movies based on J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” companion book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and now they will be even more ecstatic as they have announced that the spin off will be a trilogy!

Though we won’t be experiencing the films for another handful of long years, here’s what we have learnt so far about the project, and what we can expect.

The main character will be Newt Scamander, the ‘writer’ of would be Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

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Scamander in a chocolate frog card.

J. K. Rowling has whipped a world of her own in such great proportions, she explains more of the world not only in the “Harry Potter” series but also in “Fantastic Beasts”, which is to be read as a ‘textbook’ you can find at Hogwarts written by a wizard called Newt Scamander, a magical creature enthusiast who teaches about their information as he explores more about the creatures.

The plot and storyline will most likely be of character Newt as a young man learning about the magical creatures he writes about.

According to Rowling, Scamander was born in 1897 and the first copy of “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” was commissioned in 1918 (although not published until 1927) so it seems as though the main character will be around 23 years old and in the process of collecting information for his book.

The films will take place in the 1920s, in America.

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Expected to be set around the 1920s in New York, USA, the scenery will probably look less like Hogwarts and more like wizards hidden in plain sight around the Big Apple.

Rowling has said that she is planning to write the stories in New York, instead of the normal British landscape, so it will be interesting to see American wizards, and hopefully, wizards from other countries as well.

We will learn more about ‘Magizoology’.

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What is magizoology? Young Newt Scamander’s profession name in the wizarding world portrayed in the films will be an inside look into his passion, which are magical creatures. So besides learning more about basilisks, dragons and the other creatures we have already seen, we could possibly see more of the creatures featured in the books like the Grindylow, the Kappa and even the Leprechaun.

We can learn more about Hufflepuffs.

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At last, now that we know Newt Scamander is a Hufflepuff, we can look into the characters of more Hufflepuffs, which are one of the four Hogwarts houses.

Hufflepuffs tend to be made fun of more. Gryffindors are the ‘brave’ ones, Slytherins are the ‘cunning’ ones and Ravenclaws are the ‘smart’ ones but Hufflepuffs are just known to be ‘nice and no threatening’. We don’t even learn much about the house in the Potter series, because Harry Potter doesn’t really have any Hufflepuff friends. The only puff we knew was Cedric Diggory, but he was introduced and killed off in one book.

With Scamander being a Hufflepuff, we’re excited to see one being a lead character.