MTV Movie Awards: Eddie Redmayne Debuts Exclusive 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer
The 'Harry Potter' prequel hits theaters Nov. 18.
Eddie Redmayne emerged from a suitcase at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards to introduce the exclusive new trailer for his upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Harry Potter prequel, written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, is set to hit theaters on Nov. 18. Before Redmayne took the stage, the MTV Movie Awards showcased its own spin on the film's first trailer, featuring a number of men in 1920s-era suits with suitcases walking around the stage and Warner Bros. backlot set of the awards show. During the sepia-toned segment, they opened the suitcases and a blue light spread along the walls of the backlot. Then one suitcase was left in the middle of the stage and Redmayne appeared to rise out of it.
"That's the most extravagant entrance I've ever experienced," the Oscar winner said before introducing the world premiere of the latest trailer for the film, which provides Harry Potter fans with a long-awaited return to Rowling's magical world.
Redmayne teased the trailer as providing a "wee glimpse of what's in store in November."
In Fantastic Beasts, Redmayne stars alongside Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman and Jon Voight.
The trailer begins with a voiceover discussing Redmayne's character, Newt Scamander, as he's shown arriving in New York: "You're an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there's much more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander."
Upon arriving in the city, Scamander presents his suitcase to be opened by officials, but after flipping a switch to make it "muggle worthy," there appears to be nothing odd inside.
The trailer also offers a glimpse of Farrell's character saying, "No human could do what this thing's capable of," and ends with Redmayne getting out of bed at the sound of a beast and climbing into his suitcase before signaling to his roommate to help him.
The 25th annual MTV Movie Awards were held Saturday night at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. The taped broadcast, co-hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, aired Sunday on MTV and sister networks BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, TV Land, VH1 and VH1 Classic.