Watch the First Trailer For JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Publish Date
Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:05AM

Finally the teaser trailer is here! 

The latest entry in the Harry Potter movie universe is neither a spinoff nor a prequel, really. As fans are well aware, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the title of one of Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbooks, written by warlock and famous animal enthusiast Newt Scamander. J.K. Rowling later wrote the book for real, populating it with the many magical beasts she had already created within the Harry Potter world; she released it in 2001 to raise money for British charity Comic Relief.

The movie takes place about 70 years before Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts, as Scamander (Redmayne) travels to the United States for a conference and accidentally releases a whole mess of creatures into the unsuspecting world.