The newest look into Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them focuses on its hero, Newt Scamander.

VidCon is in full swing and Warner Bros. is taking advantage of the annual convention to release a two-minute featurette that introduces fans to the character of Newt, our leading man in Fantastic Beasts. The video not only shows us new scenes from the film, it gives us the chance to hear J.K. Rowling herself talk about Scamander for the first time.

“My heroes are always people who feel themselves to be set apart, stigmatised, or ‘othered’,” says Rowling. “That’s at the heart of most of what I write, and it’s certainly at the heart of this movie.”

The author reveals that she became interested in the character while she was still writing the Harry Potter books. “While I was writing ‘Potter’, I became quite interested in Newt Scamander, so I knew quite a lot about Newt,” she says. “He’s been travelling the world studying magical creatures. He calls himself a Magizoologist.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them opens on November 18, 2016.

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