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Episode from the podcastNewtCast: A Harry Potter Podcast

Episode 8: Humans are Fantastic Beasts Too

Released Monday, 14th November 2016
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Saul joins Alexis the week before the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to discuss trailers, theories, and rumors surrounding the series!
  • News!! Empire Magazine cover, Hot Topic Fantastic Beasts clothes collection, PARIS, Puffs the Play!
  • TRAILERS! (A New Hero, Comic Con, Trailer 2)
  • How much has J.K. Rowling planned? How much has been in her head since 2007?
  • How much will Pottermore info feed into the film experience? How much will not reading Pottermore take away from it?
  • So many plots: potentially interesting, potentially disastrous
  • J.K. Rowling: how will her writing style translate on screen?
  • More to Queenie than meets the eye
  • How will guns play into the magical world? How will Fantastic Beasts' interaction with the No-Maj world differ from Harry Potter? For the first time, we're not at school!
  • Will we see Ilvermorny??
  • GRINDELWALD, BEASTS, !!!
  • Paris as location for the second film: will we get a new city for every movie?
  • GRINDELWALD... and Johnny Depp??
  • Saul's thoughts on Paris: THE THEORY TO BEAT ALL THEORIES.
  • What's Newt got to do with it, got to do with it?
  • Will we get a Cursed Child link? (And, side-note, would that legitimize the canonization of the play?)
  • How will future films be named?
  • New magic
  • More thoughts and fears regarding the Johnny Depp casting


Next time, our thoughts and reactions to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the movie)!!