Fantastic Beasts Clips

Some early buzz on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrived over the weekend, and we rounded up what we could to let fans know what the first reactions were saying. But there are probably still some fans who aren’t aren’t quite excited about the movie yet. Well, Warner Bros. has unleashed a few new clips from the film.

Most of the new footage shows off the quirkiness Eddie Redmayne brings to the character Newt Scamander. In addition, we meet a new creature, get a bit more of Queenie Goldstein, and spend some time inside Scamander’s magical suitcase. Watch the Fantastic Beasts clips after the jump.

Here are three of the clips that have been unveiled from the Fantastic Beasts Twitter account:

In addition, here’s a clip from Yahoo with Newt Scamander doing some quick damage control:

What I like about the footage we’ve seen from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them so far is that Eddie Redmayne’s character doesn’t seem like a typical hero. He seems socially awkward and quiet, which could serve as a great inspiration for kids out there who need a hero to look up that is more like them.

There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away and is now nowhere to be found.

Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), casts his suspicions on both Newt and Tina.

Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives on November 18.

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