There isn’t much to say about this yet. It takes place in the same universe as Harry Potter, and so far, looks pretty cool. Though, I may not be the best person to ask. I could never turn down a chance to take a trip to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. That place is delightful AF. I’m sure Warner Brothers is also hyped. They figured out a way to make more of that Potter money.
Anyway, here’s the synopsis, via Wikipedia:
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), for a meeting with an important official. At this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.
The mistake has a devastating effect on the state of Wizarding/No-Maj (the American term for a non-magical person) relations in New York City’s community of wizards and witches in 1926, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organisation dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind.
Newt battles to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples (Muggles).
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