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Can you spot the easter egg in the Colin Farrell poster for JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts?

Published 11/10/2016 | 11:45

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The much-awaited Harry Potter prequel is set to hit cinema screens in November but Warner Brothers have teased fans by sharing the first official character posters with a hidden easter egg.

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Warner Brothers have released lots of new character posters but the one that fans can't stop talking about the one that stars Colin Farrell as Percival Graves, the US Director of Magical Security.

Colin Farrell as Percival Graves in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. Pic: Warner Brothers
Colin Farrell as Percival Graves in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. Pic: Warner Brothers

The poster sees Graves with a wand in his hand but hidden behind him is a sneaky easter egg - and it's sent fans into a frenzy.

Did you spot it? It's a Deathly Hollows necklace - suggesting the film has a direct link to Harry Potter books and films. Potter fans will remember that the Deathly Hallows are Dumbledore's Wand, the Philosopher's Stone and Harry's Invisible Cloak. The one who possesses all three will become the Master of Death and obtain immortality.

While it’s unclear just how important the Deathly Hallows will be in Fantastic Beasts, we do know the character of Gellert Grindelwald is after the Hallows for himself. Fans will know that Grindelwald was the wizard who Dumbledore faced off before Voldermort.

The film also stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as the movie's protagonist Newt Scamander - an employee at the British Ministry of Magic.

In the film, chaos ensues as magical creatures manage to escape from his suitcase and are seen by a non-magic person, known as a "no-maj" or a Muggle, threatening the fine line between the magic and non-magic populations.

From there, a conflict begins between the British and American wizarding worlds as Newt goes on a quest to recapture the monsters before it is too late.

The official character art posters for JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts
The official character art posters for JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts

He is helped along the way by a witch by the name of Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) while being tracked by the militant the Graves.

The film also stars Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman and Samantha Morton.

Fantastic Beasts marks Rowling's debut as a screenwriter, after creating a script based on her 2001 book of the same name.

It is directed by David Yates, who worked on the final four Harry Potter movies.

David Heyman took on the role of producer after previously producing every single one of the eight Harry Potter films.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling

Rowling previously confirmed Fantastic Beasts will be the first in a new trilogy of films based on the magical world she created.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them arrives in Irish and UK cinemas on November 18.

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