For a decade, before Warner Brothers embarked on butchering their stable of super heroes, they depended on Harry Potter for a reliable giant blockbuster every 2-3 years. This is a big year for Harry Potter. JK Rowling’s play “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child”, which takes place decades after the main series will open, and copies of the novelization of the play will be treated as the eighth book in the series (and don’t think Daniel Radcliffe isn’t getting wads of money thrown against his window in an attempt to bring him back to adapt it). In the meantime, Rowling has also written the screenplay to the first in a trilogy featuring pioneering magical creatures expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The teaser gave us almost nothing, so this first trailer is our very first glimpse at a Wizarding World 100 years before Harry goes to Hogwarts. Rowling has never written a screenplay before and the book on which this is based is approx. 30 pages long The trailer has an interesting feel, a different era, but still that magical world just beneath the surface of ours. Here’s hoping the film continues the Potter franchise’s excellence. Beasts will release November 18, 2016.