New Look at Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts

J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally less than a year away, and that means we’ll soon be getting a steady stream of new info, new sneak peeks, and hopefully a new trailer. Today, Empire magazine has released an exclusive new look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

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This photo gives us a new look at Newt’s fantastic coat and his suitcase (or, as Mugglecast calls it, the “newtcase”) full of magical creatures. We also get a bigger glimpse of 1920′s New York, the new setting for this expanded look into Rowling’s magical world.

“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 told 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.”

We certainly can’t wait for more Fantastic Beasts news, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as it pops up! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters November 18.