J.K. Rowling’s next masterpiece is finally here, and no longer under that cloak of invisibility. ‘EW’ just revealed the cover of their November issue and we finally get to meet Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.
Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Rowling may just make the perfect pair. The prequel to Harry Potter is finally here with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — set to come out next year. And in the first picture, Eddie looks like quite the badass in a blue overcoat with a popped color, a briefcase and yes, he has a wand in hand. Oh wizarding world, how we missed you.
The EW issue dives inside the new movie, which will follow world-famous magi-zoologist Newt Scamander in 1926 New York. He is standing at the entrance of the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA) — the American version of the Ministry of Magic.
We know that Eddie can’t say much about the highly anticipated role, but he did say tell USA Today he was “having the most wonderful time” with the role — and that “J.K Rowling has written something utterly wonderful.”
“We only had an hour before she was going away and we just talked character quite intensively. Her knowledge of my character’s backstory and the intricacies of it all were really inspiring,” he said. He also added that it’s tough when you really love a project. “I had been to see Les Mis when I was a kid and I wanted to beGavroche, and my parents were like, ‘You must have had so much fun making Les Mis!’ You know what, when you care about something so much when you’re doing it, you’re always trying to do it better. You’ve only got that day and when the camera’s rolling, and that scene’s done,” he explained. “So your mind’s always going: ‘How do I do it better, how do I do it better…’ And as a consequence, enjoyment is another question. I’m definitely having fun, but the thing with J.K. Rowling is I loved those books and I loved those films, and now there’s the sense of I don’t want to be the guy who lets everybody down.”
The movie also created an official Twitter account on Nov. 3 and shared the logo for the first time:
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 3, 2015
Are you excited for the prequel, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta