Rachel Paige
November 21, 2015 8:11 am

Good news: We’re less than a year away from the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Bad news: It’s still 363 days until we can actually see it with our own eyes. Ugh. At least in the meantime, there’s no short supply of Fantastic Beasts details.

Seeing as how we want to know absolutely everything about this movie right now, the team behind the latest wizard installment have been pretty good about offering up information. Though much about the plot, the characters, the locations, and American Hogwarts remains a mystery, we’ve now learned that Fantastic Beasts will be very similar to one Harry Potter movie: Goblet of Fire. So, you know, good news if you’re a GoF fan.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman — who was a producer on every single HP movie — explained that this newest installment has “the charm of the fourth [movie].”

What does that even mean? According to Heyman, Fantastic Beasts has “got the humor of of that film” in the sense that it’s got “that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy.” Harry was most certainly a mandrake out of its pot when it came to the Triwizard tournament, and him (and Ron) struggling through the Yule Ball is still one of the best moments in the movie (and book).

As an added bonus, Fantastic Beasts will have that romantic comedy vibe, too. Hopefully things go better for Newt Scamander than they did for the parings of Harry and Parvati and Ron and Padma. And also Hermione and Viktor Krum. Basically, everyone. But it doesn’t sound like Newt will need much luck.

“[Director] David [Yates] is always looking for truthful, human moments,” Heyman continued, “It’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [Fantastic Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”

As long as the darkness doesn’t involve a Portkey that transports everyone to the feet of Lord Voldemort, everything sounds great!

(Image via Warner Bros.)

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