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Eddie Redmayne To Lead In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

When the last Harry Potter movie was released, I have to admit, I was a bit sad. I always enjoyed watching them and loved the story line and characters. For those of you that are like me, guess what? There just might be hope, yet.

According to Warner Brothers Studios Eddie Redmayne, who won a best actor Oscar this year for his role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” will play magizoologist Newt Scamander.”Who through his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures”, and then publishing  a Hogwarts history textbook. This is not considered a sequel or prequel to the Harry Potter Series, but an extension to J.K. Rowling’s popular Wizarding World of magic.

Eddie Redmayne attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Jupiter Ascending" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: CAPH101
Eddie Redmayne attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: CAPH101

Since Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was more of a companion book to  J.K. Rowling Harry Potter books, not much is known about Newt, except that he uses a tea kettle as a weapon against animals. I just find that fascinating for some reason, even just typing “uses a tea kettle as a weapon” tickles me. I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle.—Newton Scamande

“Rowling, who will make her screenwriting début with “Fantastic Beasts,” is one of the world’s best-selling authors. Her seven “Harry Potter” novels have sold more than 450 million copies around the world, and spawned an eight-part film franchise that grossed more than $7 billion at the worldwide box office.”(according to Entertain This)

According to most of the interviews that I have seen online and other blog postings, Eddie Redmayne, had always hoped that he would be included in the Harry Potter series, I guess finally he is getting his chance. I can’t wait as more information is released about the upcoming production. I will be sure to make sure to update as time goes on.

Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Fantastic Beasts’?

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