Given that it’s the 10th anniversary of the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, this is rather perfect timing: A producer on next year’s eagerly anticipated Harry Potter prequel movie is citing Goblet of Fire as the feature from the original franchise most comparable to the new project.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman notes that even though Goblet of Fire was directed by Mike Newell and the new film is from David Yates (who helmed the final four Harry Potter movies) it’s Newell’s entry that comes closest to Beasts.
“[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth,” Heyman told EW exclusively. “It’s like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical — and it’s not that, but it’s got the humor of of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy. And now David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”