Fantastic Beasts Set In Late 1920’s


The press release Warner Bros issued today also had something else of note. It referenced the timeline of when the first movie takes place:

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Following” his travels, meaning Newt has already completed his research for the book. Since he was first commissioned to write Fantastic Beasts in 1918, & it wasn’t published until 1927, this would put the movie somewhere around the 1924-26 mark perhaps? Meaning Newt would be in his late twenties, not early like we were first told.

Considering the age range of the main cast, it would make a lot more sense for Newt and Tina to be in their very late twenties.

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Posted on August 17, 2015

Character Names And Full Cast Announced


Thanks to Warner Bros, we have official confirmation of more Fantastic Beasts character names!

Ezra Miller is confirmed as Credence, Jenn Murray as Chastity, and just-announced Samantha Morton as Mary-Lou.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Graves.

As well as these cast/character announcements, we also have crew confirmation:

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It,” the “Sherlock Holmes” movies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (“Gladiator,” the “Harry Potter” films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films).

Filming began today in Leavesden Studios.

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JK Rowling Reveals Porpentina’s Surname


Thanks to a deal on Twitter during today’s Ireland versus Scotland rugby match, we’ve gotten some new Fantastic Beasts information from JK Rowling herself.



There we have it! Porpentina Goldstein marries Newt Scamander! Curious how Anthony Goldstein is a relation when Porpentina is from America – any thoughts on this? Let us know on Twitter!

Posted on August 15, 2015

Ezra Miller Cast In Fantastic Beasts


Ezra Miller has officially been cast in the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

While rumours have been circulating for weeks, and he was recently spotted in London, there has been no official word on his casting until now.


There is no word yet on who Miller will be playing, as J.K Rowling has already dismissed rumours of the character Kredan, saying the name was wrong.

(Ezra Miller)

You can find his IMDB page here.

Filming is due to begin next Monday, August 17th.

Posted on August 12, 2015

Filming To Begin August 17th


Filming is due to begin on the first Fantastic Beasts movie next Monday, August 17th.

Most filming will take place in Leavesden Studios, with additional scenes being shot in New York.


This news has also been confirmed by Dan Fogler, who will play ‘Jacob’ in the upcoming movie.


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Jenn Murray Cast In Fantastic Beasts


TheWrap has learned Irish actress Jenn Murray has been cast in the upcoming first Fantastic Beasts movie.

While her character name wasn’t mentioned, it is noted that she will be sharing scenes with Ezra Miller (who has previously denied involvement).

Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol will co-star as sisters alongside Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler. Murray is expected to share scenes with Miller’s character, who’s a rival of sorts to Newt Scamander.



(Jenn Murray)

You can find her IMDB page here.

So far, the confirmed cast is Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Dan Fogler (Jacob), Faith Wood-Blagrove (Modesty) & Jenn Murray (unknown).

Preperation has already begun, with the main cast due to begin filming soon.

Posted on August 6, 2015