Fantastic Beasts

For a few minutes on Saturday, Comic-Con’s Hall H was taken over by magic. In a sweet Comic-Con surprise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne handed out wands to the entire audience, and then led all 7,000 people in shouting “lumos maxima” to bring more light into the room.

But that wasn’t the most exciting thing to come out of the panel. That would be the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, which you can see below.

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UPDATE: Warner Bros. has also released the first poster for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which we have added to the post below.

UPDATE 2: We have now added the new poster for Kong: Skull Island the poster line-up.

The Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2016 panel isn’t set to begin until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting things started a little early. The studio has revealed new posters for two of the more promising films on their schedule: The LEGO Batman Movie, which spins Will Arnett’s hilarious take on the Dark Knight from The LEGO Movie into his own solo adventure, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which examines J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world across the Atlantic and nearly a century in the past.

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Warner Bros Reveals 2016 Comic Con Line-Up

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This past weekend the 2016 Comic Con schedule was revealed, but the line-up for Saturday’s Hall H presentations left out a lot of details. In particular, the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation scheduled for 11:30am to 1:30pm was listed in the official program as “a sneak peek at upcoming releases.” But now Warner Bros has revealed the full line-up of movies they are brining to San Diego. Hit the jump to find out which movies are included on the Warner Bros 2016 Comic Con line-up.

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

In this edition of The Toy Box, there’s quite a bit of new stuff coming to San Diego Comic-Con. The good news is that some of those items will be available for sale after the convention after first being sold at Comic-Con. There’s plenty of new Star Wars figures, a couple new Ghostbusters items, goodies for fans of Transformers, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Warcraft, Breaking Bad and much more.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

We’re still a little under five months away from seeing how the Harry Potter cinematic universe expands with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The spin-off takes place about 80 years before the events of the Harry Potter film franchise, but this time over in the wizarding world of the United States. From the beginning, the film was said to be the beginning of a hopeful trilogy, and now we have further confirmation that’s still the plan. Read More »

Suicide Squad online tracking

Suicide Squad is the most talked about movie online this past week. More people have been talking about that film than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Justin Lin‘s Star Trek Beyond or even the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. This is according to ComScore’s PreAct reports, which claim that Warner Bros’ DC Universe film has generated the most social media conversations of any of the films coming out for the rest of the year, both last week and cumulative. Lets delve into the Suicide Squad online tracking numbers, after the jump.
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Fantastic Beasts Featurette

We’ve still got months until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expands the wizarding world of Harry Potter on the big screen. The spin-off that Warner Bros. hopes will be the start of a new franchise follows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an expert on magical creatures who finds himself in New York City. The film will give us our first look at what the world of magic is like in North America, and that includes an American school for learning witchcraft and wizardry.

A new Fantastic Beasts featurette shines a light on Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located on the highest peak of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. The video uses some stylish animation to tell a very brief story of how the school was founded, which includes a young Irish girl named Isolt Sayre and her aunt Gormlaith Gaunt. (That last name might ring a bell for Harry Potter fans.) Watch the video after the jump.  Read More »

Fantastic Beasts

In some ways, the setting of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should seem familiar. We’ve already spent eight movies in that universe, after all. But this prequel unfolds 70 years and an ocean away from Harry Potter. And as a new Fantastic Beasts featurette reveals, the American wizarding world of the 1920s is something else entirely.

Oh sure, the wands and the spells and the CG creatures are still there. But when Porpetina (Katherine Waterston) asks Newt (Eddie Redmayne), “Do you know anything about the wizarding community in America?” she could be talking to us. And the answer would be “No, but we can’t wait to learn.” Feast your eyes on tons of new footage in the latest Fantastic Beasts featurette below.  Read More »

Suicide Squad Poster

There’s been an influx of new movie posters for some of the films coming in the second half of this year, including the later part of summer and up through this fall. The new one sheets include two Suicide Squad posters featuring tasty cereal and a mushroom cloud; a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sheet with a shimmering glimpse at Eddie Redmayne; a foreign teaser poster for Moana; a celebratory Father’s Day promo for Baywatch; an alternate Captain Fantastic poster designed by Shepard Fairey; and a colorful Korean poster for Ghostbusters.

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