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First Look at Eddie Redmayne as the 11th Doctor…Er, Newt Scamander, in Harry Potter Prequel


Jaap Buitendijk

Did the TARDIS morph into a blue coat? The only way for this to get any Matt Smith-ier without actually being Matt Smith would be another $300 of product to plaster that hair into perma-submission.

But no, this isn’t actually the Doctor, or even the alternate-dimension Skynet. It’s…

world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander, who embarks on an adventure in 1926 New York. In our cover image (see the full image below), you get a first look at Scamander, his pivotal briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film.

For 8 more photos that basically show Redmayne in the same outfit striking different poses, check out Entertainment Weekly‘s image gallery.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist