Today, the FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM fan event happened (well is happening now, but work calls and maybe by the time you read this it will be over) and we wish that we could have taken part. But the good folks at Warner Brothers have released a featurette that was specific for the event. We couldn’t watch it without chills running through our body.
The Fan Event is currently going on. Watch it here –
FANTASTIC BEASTS will be joining the Live Q&A from
London and Los Angeles for a live satellite Q&A with fans worldwide, including 10 IMAX theaters
across the U.S. and Canada and nine international locations.
Attending in London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler,
director David Yates and producer David Heyman
Attending in Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight
SYNOPSIS: There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs (American for Muggles) bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away…and is now nowhere to be found.
Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA), casts his suspicions on both Newt…and Tina.
Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.