Monday, June 29, 2015

Ezra Miller joins Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Warner Bros.' 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Beyond Star Wars: The Force Awakens and whatever DC has planned for Batman and Superman, one of the most anticipated projects in Hollywood right now is Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A prequel/spin-off trilogy set several years before the events of the Harry Potter saga, Fantastic Beasts hopes to bring back the spirit (and box office riches) of a series that is a cornerstone for an entire generation. With Potter author J.K. Rowling set to pen the script and franchise veteran David Yates in the director's chair, fan interest is definitely starting to increase. There isn't a whole lot that is known about the project as of right now, but we do have some brief character descriptions and a basic plot summary. In addition to that, two of the principle cast members have signed on- Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston. And now, a third star can join that group.

On Wednesday, Variety reported that The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller has joined Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Kredan. While no official offer has been made, Variety seems assured that Miller will join the cast of the film. That puts the final touches on three of the film's five main players, with the roles of Queenie and Jacob still left open. According to Variety's sources, Alison Sudol is the favorite for Queenie and Michael Cera and Josh Gad have emerged as the front-runners for Jacob, the villain of the film. While Miller is definitely an excellent pick for this franchise, he's going to have a lot on his plate. Warner Bros. has already appointed Miller to star as The Flash in the Justice League franchise and that is definitely a critical role. Between those two franchises, Miller will have a lot on his plate. But no matter- he's a great actor and I'm sure that he will do a brilliant job with both roles. Miller will likely make his first appearance in the DC universe in Batman v Superman on March 25, 2016 and will jump into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on November 18, 2016, when Fantastic Beasts is set to hit theaters.


Image Credits: Harry Potter Wikia

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