On top of the announcement of the first Fantastic Beasts trailer, we also have official confirmation of character names:
Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Sr.
Ron Perlman as Gnarlack
Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina
Colin Farrell as Percival Graves
As well as this, an altered synopsis has been released:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
The first trailer will be released December 15th.