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First Look At Newt Scamander, Main Character In New Harry Potter Spinoff Film

11/04/2015 01:51 EST | Updated 11/04/2015 01:59 EST

The main character of the Harry Potter spinoff film, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them," has just been unveiled on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

Actor Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, a world-famous magizoologist (magical creature expert) who embarks on an adventure in 1926 New York, decades before Harry Potter and his friends were even born.

Although little is known about the plot of the new film, the official website of author J.K. Rowling, Pottermore, still revealed some interesting facts.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" is actually a textbook written by Newt Scamander based on his personal experiences, a book that was introduced by Albus Dumbledore and later studied by Harry Potter while he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things Rowling hinted at on her site was that "indigenous magic" may have had something to do with the founding of the U.S.-based school of magic in the new movie.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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