'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Should Get One of These Dudes to Play Newt Scamander

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Unfortunately, JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is likely still a couple years away from actually being in front of our faces like we need it be. Daniel Radcliffe, star of the original Harry Potter series, has commented recently that he likely will not be appearing in the new set of films (which makes sense because, 1) it's set decades before his character's existence, and 2) Radcliffe has spent the years since Potter trying to distance himself from his iconic character).

We've already fantasized about who might direct Fantastic Beasts , but who will our new iconic character be? Who will play Newt Scamander, world explorer and famed magizoologist?

Rowling made a point of closing the original casting of Harry Potter's characters to only actual Brits. It's yet to be seen whether that'll be the case here, but then again, a lot of things are yet to be seen about this movie.

So, since we can't really wait until 2014 to find out who Newt Scamander will be, we came up with our own list of actors we could see in the role.

(Image: Lisel Meminger)

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