Man. This was really something. I've been excited for Fantastic Beasts ever since it was announced, but this trailer took my anticipation to the stratosphere. The cast is the first thing to note about this new look at the movie. Eddie Redmayne, who I usually don't like, looks great in the role of Newt Scamander, and the supporting cast, led by Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and Alison Sudol, is equally terrific in this trailer. But most importantly, it looks like Rowling and director David Yates (who was at the helm for every Potter film starting with Order of the Phoenix) have created another immersive world with so much attention to detail and a great sense of atmosphere. Just through this two minute trailer, I already have a good feel for what the tone and mood of Fantastic Beasts will be, and that's a great thing. Also- when the Harry Potter theme came on, I just about lost it. Hearing that on the big screen in front of The Jungle Book made me lose it a little bit. I haven't had that kind of a reaction to a trailer since Star Wars last year. So yeah. I'm just a tad excited for this one.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Ron Perlman, Alison Sudol, Jon Voight, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo and Gemma Chan, and will hit theaters on November 18, 2016.