Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
We’re about a couple weeks away from seeing how the wizarding world expands in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first spin-off in a new series of films that takes place before the events of the Harry Potter franchise. There’s a lot riding on this franchise starter, but Warner Bros. Pictures seems supremely confident in it with four sequels already planned, including one that will bring Johnny Depp into the fray in a pivotal role.
To keep the hype machine chugging along, the magic wands of the new key characters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have been revealed. In addition, a batch of new TV spots show off a little bit of new footage from the spin-off.
First up, here’s the Fantastic Beasts magic wands collection from Merchoid:
As you can see, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) and Seraphina Picquery (Carmen Ejogo) all have prop replica versions of their wands from the movie on sale, and they all come with those fancy little boxes. Sadly, we don’t have any details on the wands themselves, such as their core or anything like that, but my personal favorite is the one belonging to Percival Graves.
All the wands are on sale over at Merchoid for $39.99 each, and they also have a small batch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them shirts, hoodies and other merchandise on sale.
Finally, here are the three recently released TV spots that have been airing all week:
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.
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