Empire Magazine has released a new promotional image of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. In this image we can see Newt on the steps of the building in which these scenes were being filmed, holding a flyer that reads “Fighting Modern Evils” (being handed out by the ‘Second Salem’ers who were protesting).
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“Newt is a magizoologist who’s just completed a global journey to find and document magical creatures for a book he plans on writing,” Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman tells Empire. “His case is important because it contains some of the creatures he’s been researching. It may be small, but there’s a whole world within.”
“On some days we’ve had several hundred extras, all done up in 1920s costumes. We are going into the magical world, but we’re bringing the magical characters into the Muggle, or ‘Nomaj’, world.”
Entertainment Weekly has also released a new film still showing Jacob, Newt and Tina looking rather apprehensive at whatever lies beyond that door:
[on Eddie Redmayne] “He’s good at playing outsiders; Newt is a bit of an eccentric, and we felt Eddie could do that with truth,” Heyman explains.
You can watch the first Fantastic Beasts trailer by clicking right here!