First look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

By the Pottermore Team

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for...

Here is the first look at Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne as Magizoologist Newt Scamander: wizard, writer and hero of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Newt makes his debut on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, and we have oh-so-many questions.

For starters, what is that wand made of? Where in New York is Newt that would have him flanked by golden phoenixes? And what is in that suitcase?

First look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

This is also our first look at the work of Fantastic Beasts’ remarkable costume designer, Colleen Atwood. She has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design 11 times, and won three – for Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and Alice in Wonderland.

Judging from Newt’s distinctive look (bow tie, very dapper), and the film’s 1920s New York backdrop, we cannot wait to see how Colleen has dressed the rest of the cast.