Eddie Redmayne comments on “Fantastic Beasts” casting

Since the announcement was made earlier this week that British actor Eddie Redmayne would be taking on the role of Newt Scamander in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, we’ve all been processing the information and waiting to hear more about the cast and film. Although we had word from J.K. Rowling earlier this week that she was very happy with the casting, we hadn’t heard anything from Eddie himself.

At an event in London last night (June 4), Eddie made a brief comment about the role. He said,

I’m hugely excited. JK Rowling’s a genius; I am so thrilled to be a part of it, but I can’t say a single word beyond that… I’ve always loved that world, and I feel thrilled to be invited into it.


Although Eddie didn’t (and couldn’t) say anything else, we look forward to hearing more from the actor in the weeks to come. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to learn more about the cast and film.

While you’re waiting, you can catch up with what we do know here.

Welcome to the Potter family, Eddie!

What are you looking forward to finding out next about the film? What are your thoughts on Eddie’s casting? Let us know in the comments!