Updated: Will Ezra Miller be in “Fantastic Beasts”?
UPDATE: J.K. Rowling tweeted Friday July 10 to let fans know that the character of Kredan is in fact a “nobody”. It looks Variety and other sources were incorrect. See her tweet below:
.@KeridoAvada Kredan is quite literally nobody. They got the name wrong!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 10, 2015
Now that we’ve got our two leads for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, more casting news can’t be far away! This afternoon, Variety is reporting that Ezra Miller, best known in the Potter fandom for co-starring in The Perks of Being a Wallflower with Emma Watson, might be eyeing a role in the franchise.
Sources tell Variety that Miller is in early talks for the role of Kredan in Warner Bros.’ upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ starring Eddie Redmayne. It is unknown how close talks are on closing a deal, but sources add that for weeks Miller has always been the favorite and in the last week has emerged as the choice for the role.
In the story, Kredan is a person with magical powers who encounters magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.
The story also reports that Josh Gad, who voiced Olaf in Frozen and will play Le Fou in Beauty and the Beast (so another Emma Watson co-star!), and Michael Cera are both vying for the role of Jacob, Newt’s rival, and that Alison Sudol, who is a musician and has appeared on the television show Dig with Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), may be the front runner for the role of Queenie, Porpentina’s sister.
As of right now, WB has no comment about these rumors – meaning nothing is official yet. But Variety called the casting of Eddie Redmayne before any other outlets, so their information may very well turn out to be true. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!