7 Magical Beasts To Expect

EW have released a list of seven magical beasts & beings we should expect to see in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie:

Niffler: A treasure-hunting creature attracted to shiny things, like belt buckles and gold teeth, and a favorite of Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne. “They have this wonderful love-hate relationship,” Redmayne says of Newt and his Niffler. “He’s incredibly aggravating and wonderful at same time. He’s a complete nightmare, yet Newt gets off on his playfulness and single-mindedness.”

Ashwinder: A pale serpent created from the embers of a magical fire if allowed to burn unchecked. You really don’t want them to lay eggs.

Lethifold: Particularly deadly. Looks like a dark cloak that glides along the ground and then suffocates its victims in their sleep.

Augurey: You’ve seen a phoenix before. This is the green-black Irish version, and its mournful cry signals it’s about to rain … or foretells your death. One of those.

Bowtruckle: A hand-sized stick-like creature that’s difficult to spot and usually lives in wand trees (which it will violently defend). This particular one lives in Newt’s pocket.

Crup: A wizard-bred dog with a forked tail that resembles a Jack Russell Terrier. Very loyal and will eat just about anything.

Merpeople: Rowling previously put a ferocious spin on the classic underwater-dwelling humanoid sea creatures.

A number of our own guesses have made the list – like Niffler, Lethifold & Ashwinder (the beast making up the ‘S’ on the title art) – have yours? Let us know on Twitter!