Liverpool has been doubling for 1920’s New York where Oscar-winning wizard in waiting Eddie Redmayne finds himself when the film opens. His character, Newt Scamander, is in the US city hoping to finish his book on Fantastic Beasts when the creatures – and all hell – breaks loose.
“It’s got got the charm of the fourth [Harry Potter film]” producer David Heyman told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s like the fourth. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humour, that very human, natural character comedy.”
“[Beasts} is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too”, he said.
Well, if JK Rowling approves we’re certainly going to remain hopeful that this adventure in the wizarding world will be a hoot. Even if they have gone and changed Muggle to No-Maj.