You may want to sit down for this.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed their latest cover – the first image of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, as well as a small glance at the rest of the main cast.
In the main cover photo, we see Newt standing in front of the American version of the Ministry of Magic:
In our cover image, you get a first look at Scamander, his pivotal briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film.
In another image we get a first glance at Katherine Waterston as Porpentina, a blonde Alison Sudol as Queenie, and a dapper looking Dan Fogler as muggle Jacob.
The full issue of EW with lots more photos and interviews is out this Friday.
More set photos have just been released, which you can view by clicking the photos below:
As well as the new set photos, we have confirmation of muggle Jacob (played by Dan Fogler)’s full name – Jacob Kowalski.
EW have let us know another teaser tid-bit in the run-up to their Fantastic Beasts cover release on Friday – that American wizards don’t use the word ‘Muggle’ at all.
In shifting the franchise away from the U.K., author J.K. Rowling — who also wrote the movie’s screenplay — is poised to introduce several new words into the Potterverse lexicon, and the most significant might be what Stateside wizards say instead of Muggle: “No-Maj” (pronounced “no madge,” as in “no magic”).
The blunt-sounding, hyphenated U.S. shorthand is used frequently by American wizards in the film, where English magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York and has all sorts of adventures.
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