The image, which debuted on Entertainment Weekly, is as instantly iconic for the new "Beasts" series as the lightning bolt-centric title design was for the "Harry Potter" series. The font features teeth jutting out of several letters, and a large, twisted "S" smack dab in the middle, which resembles a serpent or dragon; both touches are a nice nod to protagonist Newt Scamander's job as a magizoologist (a.k.a. someone who studies magical creatures).
The prominent placement of the "Fantastic Beasts" lettering in the logo also suggests that that wording will stick with the franchise throughout the planned trilogy, with "and Where to Find Them" eventually getting replaced by future films' subtitles. The series could also adopt a "Twilight" or "Hunger Games"-style title format, with "Fantastic Beasts" appearing in the name, followed by a colon and the full title.
If it seems like this is a lot of speculation and excitement over a measly few words, let us remind you again of just who and what we're dealing with here: This is a new story set in the same world as "Harry Potter" (it takes place 70 years prior to the events of "Sorcerer's Stone"); it's written by Rowling herself and directed by longtime "Potter" helmer David Yates; and it features a sprawling, star-studded cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Gemma Chan, and Carmen Ejogo. Need we say more?
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is due in theaters on November 18, 2016. In case you couldn't tell, we can't wait.
[via: Entertainment Weekly]
Photo credit: Entertainment Weekly
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Read More