Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer: Harry Potter prequel's vast variety of creatures revealed

The 1920s-set film stars Eddie Redmayne as the ever curious, creature-obsessed Newt Scamander 

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Harry Potter is casting a spell once more over the world.

With J.K. Rowling's new stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently running in London's West End, we all inch closer and closer to the debut of a new film in the Potter universe; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Comic-Con's Hall H saw the Warner Bros. panel introduce a brand new trailer for the film, one which offers us our best look yet at its titular creatures.

It's a deeper glimpse into the world of Eddie Redmayne's young wizard Newt Scamander; who arrives in 1920s New York with a sense of adventure in his heart, and an obsession with magical beasties. However, an unfortunate incident with his case containing all his finest specimens unleashes said beasts onto an unknowing muggle population, threatening to tear the fabric of magical/non-magical society apart.

The new trailer unveils the vast variety of creatures included in this world; from the cute, to the monstrous. The friendly, to the oh-so-very dangerous; all causing riots in the city's bustling streets. 

The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.

Marking J.K. Rowling's screenplay debut, the film is the first of a planned trilogy; with Pottermore's new writing by the author revealing the rich, textured world of the American Hogwarts, Ilvermorny. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits UK cinemas 18 November.