Fantastic Beasts Image Finally Reveals Two Key Characters

This November, the Harry Potter universe is jumping back in time to explore the Wizarding World in the 1920s with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So far, the promotional material has featured most of the main characters, but there have been a few integral folks whose haven't been seen yet. Now thanks to a a new poster, we have our first look at Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller's characters in the movie.

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After debuting at San Diego Comic-Con, this Fantastic Beasts poster was on social media earlier today, and it gave us a taste of what Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller will look like in the Harry Potter prequel. At the bottom left, we see Morton's Mary Lou, a No-Maj (the American term for "muggle") who leads the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist group determined to kill witches and wizards. At the bottom right is Miller's Credence, Mary Lou's mysterious adopted son. While both characters certainly look like they belong in the 1920s fashion-wise, the poster doesn't reveal any extra details about what we can expect from in the movie. Nevertheless, Mary Lou and Credence are both expected to be key players in Fantastic Beasts, with the former serving as one of the main antagonists and the latter...well, it remains to be seen whether he'll follow in his mother's footsteps or end up helping the Wizarding community.

The other people featured on the new Fantastic Beasts poster, besides Eddie Redmayne's New Scamander front and center, are Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queen Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves. That means the only major characters who haven't been seen in images or trailers are Jon Voight's Henry Shaw, Sr., a U.S. senator, and Ron Perlman's Gnarlack, a gangster who owns a speakeasy club. Other important characters we've previously seen include Carmen Ejogo's Seraphina Picquery, the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, and Faith Wood-Blagrove's Modesty, a young girl who can see deep into people.

Taking place approximately 70 years before the events of the original Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will follow Newt Scamander coming to New York City to meet with an official in the Magical Congress. Unfortunately, his briefcase containing his dangerous creatures is accidentally opened soon after, and it's up to Newt and his new friends to recapture them. Their search will be significantly complicated when they're also sought after by the wizard authorities and Mary Lou's hateful No-Maj followers.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will work its magic in theaters on November 18, and two sequels have already been scheduled for 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Adam Holmes
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