Fantastic Beasts Photo Roundup: New Character Shots and Meet the Beasts


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Ready for a smattering of Fantastic Beasts photos? Great, because we’ve got you covered. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, this week we were given five new shots of the main characters in action as well as six images and descriptions of the titular creatures in the film. Take a look below to see a few of the best photos.

As far as the character shots go, our first real look at Ezra Miller’s Credence definitely makes the cut. You can spot Credence on the bottom right of the film’s snazzy Comic-Con poster, but this is the first time we’ve seen him in his entirety. The photo is from a scene that even relates to his character: in the movie, Credence is the adopted son of a No-Maj who leads an anti-wizard group called the Second-Salemers. However, he is described as “distressed” and “mysterious”, so there is likely more to him than meets the eye. Here, he is pictured with Colin Farrell’s Graves, the Director of Magical Security at the MACUSA.

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In this next photo, we see the main cast in the midst of something rather exciting. Jacob (Dan Fogler), Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Newt (Eddie Redmayne) seem to be running away from something, but is that something beastly or human in nature?

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Want to see more? Head on over to to EW  to see Graves interrogating Newt, a behind-the-scenes shot featuring cast members and director David Yates, and a new EW magazine cover of Newt and his creatures.

Speaking of these oft-mentioned creatures, we are finally able to appreciate some of the film’s main beasts in all their splendor. Take, for example, this utterly adorable Bowtruckle named Pickett (who, according to Redmayne, has attachment issues to Newt).

The Bowtruckle eats only insects, and is a sweet and intensely shy creature, but extremely loyal, and it can be very handy to have around when there are locks to pick.

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And here’s a creature sure to get us excited: a Thunderbird, the bird after which an Ilvermorny house is named. This one here may be named Frank, and was rescued by Newt in Egypt after it fell into the hands of traffickers.

The Thunderbird is a large, regal avian creature native to the arid climate of Arizona. Its head is similar to that of an eagle or, in the wizarding world, a Hippogriff. Its multiple powerful wings shimmer with cloud-and sun-like patterns and their flapping can create storms. Thunderbirds can also sense danger.

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Click here to see the rest of the photos, which include the mischievous Niffler, the dangerous Swooping Evil, and the remarkable Demiguise.