The First Trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts' Is Everything You Wanted It to Be

With the stress of finals, you almost completely forgot about the outside world—we feel ya, collegiettes. Now, almost without warning, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is here and ready to take you out of your misery, even if just for the space of two minutes. Everything about it is perfection: Eddie Redmayne (of course), the almost unbearable suspense, and the Harry Potter-esque aesthetic of the whole thing are enough to carry you into winter break. As for your New Year's Eve, it will be that much sweeter now that you have this flick to look forward to in 2016.


Fantastic Beasts is a prequel of sorts to the Harry Potter series, although J.K. Rowling would beg to differ. It follows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Redmayne), the magizoologist (self-explanatory) who wrote the Hogwarts textbook after which the movie is named. ICYMI, we're stoked off our backsides for this new film for the reasons mentioned above, but also because Rowling wrote the screenplay herself, working with Harry Potter wizards director David Yates and producer David Heyman. It was about time! Your friends will only agree to so many HP marathons before they start hanging out without you.

Are you as excited as we are, collegiettes? Watch the trailer below and get ready to run to the nearest midnight premiere of Fantastic Beasts on November 18th (ugh, so far!).