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Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch Do Magic on TV

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eddie-redmayne-benedict-cumberbatch-and-brian-cranstonIt almost sounds like the set up for a joke, “A sorcerer, a wizard and an alchemist (well, at least a chemist) walk into a television show and sit on a couch…”. There is so much magic in films right now. Marvel’s Doctor Strange drops on November 4th and J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them flies into theaters on November 18th so it only makes sense that the stars of those films would cross paths.

Over the weekend, Eddie Redmayne, the star of upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, shared a sofa with Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch were on The Graham Norton Show, with Breaking Bad alumnus Bryan Cranston, to discuss their respective movies and soon started showing off their bewitching abilities.

Redmayne plays a “Magizoologist” from JK Rowling’s wizarding world and of course, Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange, the most powerful sorcerer the world has ever known. It certainly makes perfect sense that when the two of them get together, the result would be magical. Check out the video.

‘This is my moment to be on television doing magic,’ said Redmayne before attempting a trick, with the help of Cranston and Cumberbatch, who finished off the feat with a flourish of Redmayne’s magic wand.

Here is the Official trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which will be released in theaters November 18, 2016. Set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. The film stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Gemma Chan, and Jon Voight.

This will be the first film in a 5 film arc. The Fantastic Beasts movie pentalogy is based on J. K. Rowling’s singular novel of the same name. Of course, that book was one of the textbooks that Harry Potter and his classmates studied at Hogwarts. Some people believe that the creation of five films from one novel is too much of a stretch. But, it wasn’t so long ago that the 300-page novel The Hobbit was turned into three rather jam-packed and enjoyable films. Many people believe that The Lord of The Rings Trilogy would have been better served as a 6 film series.

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