WB Announces “Fantastic Beasts” Global Fan Event!

UPDATE 9/29/16: The cities for the Fan Event have been confirmed! Here they are:

  • New York
  • Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will be in attendance.
  • London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and David Yates will be in attendance.
  • Sao Paulo
  • Rome
  • Mexico City
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Toronto
  • Atlanta
  • Paris
  • Santiago
  • Bogota
  • San Juan

It looks like there will only be cast present in person at two of the events, London and Los Angeles, and the rest of the theaters will just be streaming the interviews. But, according to the Press Release, fans from all venues will have the chance to submit questions.

Tickets for many of the cities have already been added to the ticket page (but not all – keep checking back). Don’t delay in snagging yours!

Original Article:
As if the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hasn’t got us excited enough, WB announced today that they will host a Global Fan Event at participating theaters, featuring a live Q&A with cast and never-before-seen footage from the film! For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be livestreamed on the film’s official Facebook page.

Here’s the announcement video:



Free passes are available here. Right now, the only theaters are in Hollywood and New York, but we expect that more will be added soon to make the event “global.” These will go FAST, so don’t delay on getting your hands on some! As you’ll notice if you’ve managed to obtain tickets, there is a warning that the theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. Please note that this means even having a ticket doesn’t guarantee you entry!

WB held a similar event leading up to the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 – so we have a little bit of an idea of what to expect. For the Hobbit event, various cast members were present at four theaters around the world: New York, Los Angeles, London, and Wellington. In addition, nine other theaters around the world hosted fans and screened the footage, including many around Europe, one in Toronto, and an additional theater in the US (Miami). At all locations, fans were given T-shirts commemorating the occasion and watched a few minutes of Q&A (either live or streamed), followed by about ten minutes of the film.

We expect that the event for Fantastic Beasts will be much the same, but remember that we don’t know that for sure. Stay tuned for more updates about the event!

Press Release


Fans Will Be Treated to a Special Preview of New Footage From the Film in IMAX, and Can Be Part of a Live Interactive Q & A With the Stars and Director

Burbank, CA – September 28, 2016 – As the excitement builds for the November 18th opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” fans will get to experience some of the film’s magic early at the global celebration A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD. The worldwide fan event will kick off on Thursday, October 13th, at 8:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 p.m. EDT, 12:30 p.m. PDT) and simultaneously in major cities in the U.S. and internationally. The announcement comes on the heels of this morning’s debut of the brand new trailer for the film.
Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, stated, “The enthusiasm and support of wizarding world fans everywhere has meant so much to us, as well as the filmmakers. We are proud to share some exciting footage from ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ at this global event created just for them, and are especially thrilled that most can experience it in IMAX.”

Attendees will first be treated to a never-before-seen reel featuring some of the thrilling moments from the much-anticipated film. Talent from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be joining the celebration, in person, at two IMAX theatres, in London and Los Angeles, to welcome the fans.

• In London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and director David Yates will be on hand.
• In Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will be in attendance.

Fans gathered at those locations, as well as attendees watching from IMAX theatres in New York, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, as well as a non-IMAX theatre in Rome, will be able to submit questions to the stars and director during the Q&A. It will be a rare opportunity to learn more about the story and their thrilling foray into a new era of the wizarding world.

The footage shown, as well as the Q&A, will also be streamed live online at www.facebook.com/fantasticbeastsmovie so eager fans around the world can share in the excitement.

Fans at each location will be presented with a specially designed “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” exclusive t-shirt, commemorating the worldwide event, as well as a collectible mini-poster.

As an added bonus, audiences in the U.S. theatres can stay for a special screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” being presented for the first time ever in IMAX.

Additional details about locations, times, and tickets to the events can be found at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fantasticbeastsmovie
Twitter: @FantasticBeasts
Instagram: @fantasticbeastsmovie
Snapchat: Wizarding_World

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlak; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina Picquery; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film reunited a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. The executive producers are Tim Lewis, Neil Blair and Rick Senat.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The film will open worldwide on November 18, 2016, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

This film has been rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.