LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Eddie Redmayne returns for his third outing as magizoologist Newt Scamander in “Superb Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, a really-anticipated movie the Oscar winner claimed he feared would not be introduced at one stage because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the film’s premiere in London on Tuesday evening, Redmayne posed for photos and signed autographs, delighting followers of the “Harry Potter” spin-off, which is set some 60 a long time in advance of J.K. Rowling’s publications but functions younger versions of some of the identical vital figures, like Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
“It often feels unbelievably surreal but specially euphoric this time because the earning of this film throughout COVID, it was incredibly demanding and massively pleasing,” Redmayne stated on the crimson carpet.
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“But there had been times when I was not even sure it would make it out into the environment and so I’m thrilled that it has. It is really crammed with the whimsy and the magic that I loved in the Potter movies.”
Trailers for “Amazing Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore”, which is introduced up coming 7 days, show a brewing wizard war with Scamander and Dumbledore, performed by Jude Legislation, teaming up towards villainous wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
“There are a whole lot of incredibly common people who evolve, expose. There are new fantastic beasts. They are definitely fantastic, some frightening, some adorable,” Regulation mentioned.
“There’s an amazing coronary heart at the centre of this film. It is a type of damaged heart and it reveals an dreadful ton about the empathy that Dumbledore builds on his sort of wound, his regrets and it culminates in an remarkable battle that I believe has a great psychological physicality at its heart.”
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen plays Grindelwald, getting around from Johnny Depp. The Hollywood star was compelled to exit the function in late 2020 soon after getting rid of a libel scenario in Britain towards a tabloid newspaper that branded him a “wife beater”.
Mikkelsen was also at the premiere together with co-stars Katherine Waterstone, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol, who reprise their roles from earlier “Fantastic Beasts” films, as effectively as Rowling, a writer and producer on the film.
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Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian
Modifying by Alexandra Hudson