Eddie Redmayne confirmed as Newt Scamander, feels like a really safe choice
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I was really hoping WB would take a risk and cast someone nonwhite in the role. Especially since the character was described in the books as "swarthy". Redmayne feels like a really safe choice. And considering how much money the Harry Potter series is STILL bringing in, it kind of feels like the perfect time to take a risk.