“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: It’s All About Jacob!
Welcome to another edition of MuggleNet’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them roundup! This week we’ve got a few more interview clips and snippets of information for you.
Since the roles were announced, we haven’t heard much from Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob, the No-Maj character who makes up the key foursome (alongside Newt [Eddie Redmayne], Tina [Katherine Waterston], and Queenie [Alison Sudol]). Now that the trailer is out, Fogler has spoken some more about his role, as well as the plot of the film.
Fogler spoke about taking on the role at CinemaCon to Collider, where he describes himself as a “one very small cog” in a massive machine. He also talks about his long audition process and the enormity of working on the film. You can watch the video below!
In another interview, we also heard from Alison Sudol, as well as Fogler talking about the adorable Niffler that everyone has fallen in love with.
So – will we see a young Dumbledore? What are your thoughts? What other familiar characters might make a cameo?
Back to London, and Pottermore took a look at stunt objects on set. The Pottermore Correspondent spoke to Mitch, who is in charge of stunt objects, about the use of stunt objects and how realistic they appear. Here’s a glimpse at what they discovered.
Mitch tells me these specially constructed plates break cleanly and deliberately – to create the illusion of destruction in a safe, controlled way. I look at him as though he’s just pulled a coin out from behind his ear.
It’s not just the plates that are fake.
Did you know they hollow out books to make them paper-light? That they take a heavy object, make a resin mould of it and then create a light version out of different materials? That some of the tables are made of wood so light you could lift it with a finger?
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling teased us all by revealing that she’d been in London for a private screening of Fantastic Beasts. We’re not jealous at all.
You know what rounds off a great day? A private screening of #FantasticBeasts. ???????
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 18, 2016
November couldn’t come soon enough!
That’s it for this week’s roundup. Don’t forget that a new episode of SpeakBeasty, MuggleNet’s Fantastic Beasts podcast, is released tomorrow, April 24. While you’re waiting, let us know what your highlight from this week’s roundup is in the comments below!