The past week has been one of the most exciting weeks for the "Harry Potter" fandom in recent memory. Tons of new information about J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film has been revealed, including the plot and a first look at the cast, as well as Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander.
Ever since it was announced that the film would be based on Rowling's 2001 encyclopedia of magical creatures from the wizarding world, it was assumed by many that "Fantastic Beasts" would be the story of Newt's adventures, but he is not the sole star of the movie. Just like the "Harry Potter" series told the story of a trio of heroes, "Fantastic Beasts" will be about four characters working together.
Along for the ride with Newt is Porpentina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Jacob (Dan Fogler). Porpentina, otherwise known as Tina, is an ambitious employee at the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the American version of the Ministry of Magic in the "Harry Potter" series. Tina longs to fight for what is right but is relegated to an office well below her abilities after she stood up for the wrong person, according to MuggleNet. Queenie is Tina's younger sister and roommate who has a big heart and can read minds. Jacob, a No-Maj (the American term for Muggle) will be the "Harry Potter" franchise's first non-magic main character. He is an optimistic factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt.
"The assumption is Newt's front and center, but it's a quartet," Redmayne told Entertainment Weekly. "So that feels like it slightly takes the [pressure] off. At least, that's what I'm telling myself."
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be released in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.