Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is only a little more than a month away, and J.K. Rowling continues to give fans more and more to amp up their excitement.
Most recently was the final trailer for the upcoming movie starring Eddie Redmayne, which gave viewers a major glimpse at the war that's brewing between the No Maj and the wizarding world. It also showed Jon Voight dressed in character, making fans realize that there are more characters than they've already met.
Now Pottermore is debuting the first track from the Newt Scamander-led franchise, and although it's a new take for an entirely new storyline, it also features a nod to Harry Potter that fans certainly won't miss.
The first few bars of the Fantastic Beasts theme happens to be Harry Potter's iconic "Hedwig's Theme," which was written by legendary composer John Williams. The song then continues into its own, new creation.
It took James Newton Howard seven months to compose the theme for Fantastic Beasts, according to Pottermore. The composer, who has also written music for The Dark Knight and The Hunger Games, sat down at his piano and played until the song popped in his head.
"You hear the main theme song of the movie play when the main crew arrive at the MACUSA the first time and various other times," he told Pottermore. "You hear this haunting kind of theme. If you had to say what is the theme for Fantastic Beastsand Where to Find Them for now and in the future, it would be that theme. I wrote it on my piano because I believe that if that kind of thing is going to be good, it should be done that simply."
The soundtrack, both standard and deluxe editions, is available Nov. 18, the same day the movie hits the big screen.