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In the teaser trailer for J.K. Rowling‘s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we learned a wizard had entered NYC with a case full of magical creatures … and some had escaped.

The wizard, Newt Scamander, is the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It’s a textbook Harry Potter used at school. When we meet the magizoologist (Eddie Redmayne) in the below clip, he’s been traveling the world studying magical creatures.

We now get to learn more about the wizard himself and what’s inside his magical case:

Rowling talks about how Scamander came about, saying in the above clip, “While I was writing Potter, I became quite interested in Newt Scamander. So, I knew quite a lot about Newt.”

Well, if anyone is going to be an expert on Newt, it would be his “creator.”

While the 2001 book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lists Newt Scamander as the author, technically, it was Rowling who wrote the book, using Scamander as her pseudonym.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit U.S. and U.K. theaters on November 18, 2016. The film will be released worldwide on or near that date in mid-November.

What do you think of the creatures we’ve seen so far? 

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By Brigid Brown