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The Final Trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Fantastic

The fantastic beasts in the title really are fantastic. There's the Bowtruckle (skinny, plantlike), the Swooping Evil (Monarch butterfly meets pterodactyl), and the Demiguise (a little like Gremlins Gizmo), and they're just a few of the critters that makes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them such an alluring addition to the expanding world of Harry Potter. It's not for nothing that J.K. Rowling herself has penned the script (she hadn't adapted any of the Potter books for the screen)—we're as deeply immersed in Rowling's imagination in the upcoming David Yates film than ever before. 

And the final trailer, just released by Warner Bros., is by far the best. By now you well know that the film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" who ends up in New York in 1926 after being expelled from Hogwarts. Scamander becomes something of a legend at Hogwarts for penning one of their most cannonical textbooks, one about, you guessed it, magical beasts. The film follows Scamander's adventures in New York, adventures predicated largely from the fact that a bunch of his beloved creatures escape from his briefcase and begin roaming the streets. 

From the very first shot of the final trailer, we're seeing brand new images, including Scamander having to appear before the American wizarding community to explain how he managed to let a bunch of beasts loose. We also get a sense, for the first time, of how it won't just be the creatures on the loose driving the action. In fact, the final trailer hints at factions within the American wizarding world (led by Colin Farrell's Percival Graves) longing to finally step out of the shadows and potentially go to war with the No-Majs—that's the American term of people without magic (in Harry Potter, they were called Muggles). 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to theathers on November18.

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