If you’re as crazy-excited about the Harry Potter spin-off as I am, you’re going to love our Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes and trivia! The movie releases into theaters on November 18, 2016 and it looks positively spectacular! The story takes place in the same world as our beloved Harry Potter series, but it’s not a prequel (in case you thought it was like I did). Rather, it’s a standalone tale about Newt Scamander, the wizard who wrote the “Care of Magical Creatures” textbook, Fantastic Beasts. Grab yourself a non-alcoholic pumpkin butterbeer and settle in for a few of our favorite trivia facts and quotes from the film!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie trivia
- In the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, on the Marauder’s Map, the name Newt Scamander is shown on it.
- Before Alison Sudol was cast in the role of Queenie Goldstein, other actresses were also considered for the role including Dakota Fanning and Saoirse Ronan. Also, before Katherine Waterston was cast in the role of Queenie’s sister, Porpentina, Kate Upton was considered for the role.
- This movie will be Alison Sudol’s first movie. She has previously appeared on television shows as a guest in an episode but has never starred on the big screen.
- Samantha Morton, who plays the role of Mary Lou Barebone in the movie and Colin Farrell, who plays the role of Percival Graves, both starred in two other movies together. In the 2002 movie Minority Report, Morton played the role of Agatha while Farrell played the role of Danny. In the 2014 movie Miss Julie, Morton played the role of Kathleen while Farrell played the role of John.
- According to an interview with CinemaBlend, Colin Farrell took the role of Percival Graves because he loves the Potter universe and really wanted to be a part of it.
- Filming for the movie began on October 20, 2015 at St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, England. However, the movie is actually set in New York.
- In Fantastic Beasts, we’ll get to see a brand new beast that’s never been seen in the Harry Potter world. It’s called Swooping Evil. Oooooh! That sounds scary! Although once you see it, well, it’s kind of pretty, isn’t it?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Quotes
Porpentina Goldstein, talking to Newt Scamander:
Porpentina- “Mr. Scamander, do you know anything about the wizarding community in America? We don’t let things loose.”
Conversation between the goblin Gnarlack and Newt Scamander:
Gnarlack- “So you’re the guy with the case full of monsters, huh?”
Newt- “News travels fast.”
Conversation between Jacob Kowalski and Newt Scamander:
Jacob- “We got a plan, right, guys?’
Newt- “They need our help.”
Percival Graves, talking to Newt Scamander:
Percival- “You’re not just a man, Mr. Scamander, just like your suitcase. I think there’s much more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts for dangering human life with a beast, yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder, what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?”
Conversation between Seraphina Picquery and Porpentina Goldstein:
Seraphina- “You’ve known for twenty-four hours an unregistered wizard set magical beasts loose in New York?”
Finally, one of my favorites from the book:
Image credit: Harry Potter Wikia.