Hellboy star Ron Perlman has been cast as a goblin in Warner Bros.' new Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.The Hollywood Reporter broke the news yesterday afternoon, citing an anonymous source.
Perlman will be in the company of an all-star cast which includes academy award-winner Jon Voight, Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. The details of Perlman's goblin have not been revealed.
A goblin from Harry Potter and The Deahtly Hallows: Part 2
The script for Fantastic Beasts was written by J.K. Rowling and takes place in 1930s New York City, approximately 70 years before the events of Harry Potter. It will follow the main character, Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who adventures through the secret world of wizardry in the city.
For the original Harry Potter series, Rowling had stipulated that Warner Brothers must hire almost exclusively British actors. With the diverse all-star cast for Fantastic Beasts, it appears this no longer is a requirement. Ron Perlman, a Native New Yorker, is a fantastic actor and we are excited that he has been added to the film. Are you pleased with the casting decisions so far for the movie? Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think.
You can read more about the filming of Fantastic Beastshere.