Updated: David Heyman Featured in Photos from the “Fantastic Beasts” Set!
Update: A Brazilian Harry Potter fansite reports that they spoke to a local, who stated that the chanting included shouts of “We want a second Salem,” which refers to the Salem witch trials that began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts.
What the Muggles are chanting: “We Want A Second Salem”! https://t.co/QFwyYo5oQ8
— Fantastic Beasts (@FBAWTFTmovie) October 21, 2015
Honestly, the excitement that we are feeling as photos from the filming of Fantastic Beasts are released has us jumping like a chocolate frog trying to escape its box!
Our own staff member, Laura, is headed to Liverpool to see if she can get us some first-hand footage, but until then, we will happily share the information we’ve found via Twitter users.
A photo of producer David Heyman watching the monitors during filming was posted via Portus, an Italian Harry Potter fansite:
— Portus (@portkey) October 21, 2015
Earlier today, a very short video from the set was released online, which you can see below from the Fantastic Beasts Movies YouTube and Facebook page. The video indicates a protest of some sort, with the rumor that the chanting has something to do with perhaps the American Minister of Magic :
A short video of the filming currently underway in Liverpool for #FantasticBeasts! There’s a protest against magic going on – anyone know what they’re chanting? Thanks to Zak Bamford for the video!
Liverpool New and Old Photos has also been tweeting about filming, showing us some of the cars under cover by day and during filming at night:
Now, what we’re really waiting for is a glimpse of Eddie Redmayne as Newt. Keep checking back as we strive to bring you all the details we can get our greedy Muggle hands on!