As if news about "Harry Potter" prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" wasn't already exciting enough, there's even more for Potterheads to celebrate: The flick is heavily influenced by the tone of previous "Potter" outing "Goblet of Fire."

David Heyman, a longtime producer on the "Potter" series who's also executive producing "Fantastic Beasts," said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that director Mike Newell's entry in the franchise is the "Potter" flick most similar to "Beasts."

"['Fantastic Beasts' has] got the charm of the fourth," Heyman told EW. " ... [I]t's got the humor of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy."

But if fans are expecting an all-laughter, all the time experience, they'll be disappointed. As Heyman explained to EW, "Beasts" director David Yates has plans to balance the lighter themes with heavier ones.

" ... David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it's never just a gag, he's grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality," Heyman said. "['Beasts'] is very funny, it's got a big heart, and there's darkness too."

Sounds spectacular.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is due in theaters on November 18, 2016.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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