First Look at Eddie Redmayne in the Harry Potter Prequel

We’re still a year away from the premiere of the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but Entertainment Weekly has your first look at star Eddie Redmayne and a few select members of the cast.

There’s plenty for obsessive Potterheads to pore over in this cover image. Little is known about the story centering on the 1926 adventures of Redmayne’s Newt Scamander so every detail—those golden birds, that impressive seal—becomes important. Entertainment Weekly reports that Newt is standing inside the entrance of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA). The fictional American version of the Ministry of Magic is located inside the very real Woolworth Building in the world of the film.

Entertainment Weekly also has a look at some other members of the cast in this image, which first premiered on Good Morning America.

With all that steam, it looks like Newt and company may be standing near a train platform. Could America have its very own version of Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?

There has been a wealth of Harry Potter–related news of late, including confirmation that the stage play is actually the eighth installment in the Harry Potter saga. There’s also this official logo for 2016’s Fantastic Beasts.


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