Potterheads everywhere have a lot of reasons to be happy this year. We all rejoiced when The Cursed Child was released, and again when it was announced that the beloved magical creatures field guide Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander would be made into a movie. And not just one movie 鈥 five movies. While that may seem a little nuts for one small textbook, you have to remember that the series will take place over the course of 19 years (1926-1945). And in the movies, we鈥檒l get to learn about not only Newt鈥檚 life but more of Dumbledore and Grindelwald鈥檚 background. The series will finish with Voldemort鈥檚 rise to power, and we鈥檒l also get a behind-the-scenes look at the wizarding community鈥檚 involvement in major events in the USA. Whew! That鈥檚 a lot to take in. It鈥檚 okay if you need a moment.

All better? Good, because we鈥檙e about to shake things up again. Don鈥檛 read ahead if you haven鈥檛 yet seen the movie! We鈥檙e not the boss of you, but you really don鈥檛 want to spoil it for yourself.

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Are they gone? Good. Here鈥檚 the most magically wonderful things (both behind-the-scenes and on screen) about Fantastic Beasts that you should know.

If you look closely in Prisoner of Azkaban, you can see the name 鈥淣ewt Scamander鈥 on the Marauder鈥檚 Map. Newt would have been in his 90s while Harry and his pals were in school at Hogwarts, so it鈥檚 entirely possible that Newt was there visiting his old friend Dumbledore.

Newt鈥檚 yellow and gray scarf at the end of the movie indicates he was in Hufflepuff before he was expelled from Hogwarts.

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Eddie Redmayne originally auditioned for the role of young Tom Riddle. He was turned down after reading one line. Aww! But he was the first choice to play Newt and he didn鈥檛 have to audition. He also got to help with the other casting decisions.

When Newt shows Jacob his collection of magical creatures for the first time, you can spot a grindylow floating in a bubble of water. Harry and his friends learn about grindylows in their third year at Hogwarts, and you can see them in Goblet of Fire.

Frank is a thunderbird, the namesake of one of the Ilvermorny Houses.

The first clue we get as to Percival Graves鈥 true identity is when he gives Credence the pendant. If you look closely, you鈥檒l see that it鈥檚 the Deathly Hallows symbol. And we already know all about Grindelwald鈥檚 involvement with the Hallows.

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: This next fact was not revealed in the movie, so if you don鈥檛 want to know anything about the future Fantastic Beasts movies, you can stop here.

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Tina Goldstein is short for Porpentina Goldstein. In the 鈥淎bout the Author鈥 section of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook, it says that Newt lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler. Eeeeeeee! NEWT AND TINA ARE GOING TO GET MARRIED?!?!?! Unfortunately, we don鈥檛 know yet which movie this will happen in, or whether we will get to see it onscreen at all. We can only hope!

What is your favorite piece of trivia from JK Rowling鈥檚 wizarding world? Tell us @BritandCo!

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