Forget bowties; mythical creatures are cool! Ever since it was announced that Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling were teaming up to bring us back to the world of Harry Potter in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, our nerdy brains have been whirring faster than the Golden Snitch as we tried to track down the details. So far, all that we know is that Warner Bros. wants to make the film a trilogy, Deathly Hallows director David Yates will helm the project, and J.K. Rowling herself will be writing the screenplay. But who could play the writer of the eponymous textbook, Newt Scamander? According to the latest intel, none other than the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is being eyed for the role. Considering that the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) played Barty Crouch Jr., it only makes sense that they’d introduce even more Doctors to the Potter-verse.
So saddle up your Nimbus 2000, fly right past the TARDIS, and join Jessica Chobot for a Nerdist News special report in which we explain everything you need to know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After that, take a little timey-wimey to let us know what you think of Matt Smith playing Newt Scamander, and stay tuned to Nerdist.com for even more Nerdist News.