A small look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them made its debut at Licensing Expo 2015 in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Warner Brother’s showcase at the expo was hard to miss on the show floor thanks to its prime placement at Licensing Expo’s entrance. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took up the front of their space, we spotted a little promotion for Fantastic Beasts towards the back of the WB booth:
This title art is very simple, but it’s noteworthy because it’s the first time the studio has shared some artwork related to the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff. The red and gold theme will remind fans of Gryffindor, and it’s interesting to see the studio introduce the film as being “from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.” So far the film is not being marketed as “from those people who brought you freakin’ Harry Potter”… yet.
Reps for Warner Bros. at Licensing Expo 2015 said they didn’t have any additional Fantastic Beasts assets to share at this time. The studio’s focus this year appears to be Dawn of Justice which hits theaters this March and has already completed filming (see photos of Wonder Woman’s costume at the Expo!).
This artwork differs from the title art Hypable saw ever so briefly at CinemaCon in April. There, WB shared a different version of the art which was a gold and brown theme and closely resembled the artwork seen on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book cover (no photos available as it appeared during a video).
Fantastic Beasts hits theaters November 2016. It stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and will be directed by Harry Potter helmer David Yates.