13 Perfect Actors Who Should Play Newt Scamander In The New “Harry Potter” Film

As ranked by their ability to wear black and yellow.

Last week J.K. Rowling announced she would be writing a script for Warner Bros. inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, centered around the textbook’s author Newt Scamander. We don’t know much about him yet, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from deciding who should play him.

We DO know he’s a Hufflepuff, and that means whoever does play him has to absolutely rock the badger black & yellow. Here are our picks.

13. Matt Smith

What you’ve seen him in: Doctor Who, Womb

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: He already thinks badgers are cool.

12. Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

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What you’ve seen him in: Misfits

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: Aside from how dapper he makes that cable-knit sweater look? He was born in Wandsworth, London. Wandsworth. I mean, c’mon.

11. Dev Patel

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What you’ve seen him in: Slumdog Millionaire, Skins

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: Yes, Regis, Dev is our final answer.

10. Colin Morgan

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What you’ve seen him in: Merlin

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: Not only is he totally working that yellow wall, he already has the appropriate wizardry experience.

9. Ben Wishaw

What you’ve seen him in: Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, The Hour

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: You couldn’t Wishaw ‘pon a star for a better guy for the role.

8. Lee Pace

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What you’ve seen him in: Pushing Daisies, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: He looks practically prefect in every way.

7. Tyler Brunsman

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What you’ve seen him in: A Very Potter Musical

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: Know what Newt Scamander did? FIND THINGS.

6. Harry Styles

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What you’ve seen him in: One Direction: This Is Us in 3D

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: Everyone else in the room can see it, everyone else but you.

5. Wiz Khalifa

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What you’ve seen him in: The official music video for “Black and Yellow”

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: You know what it is. Blackandyellowblackandyellowblackandyellow.

4. Jim Carrey from “The Mask”

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What you’ve seen him in: The Mask

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: The film IS allegedly set in the 1920s and who else can rock a canary zoot suit quite that well?

3. This Family-Size Box of Cheerios

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What you’ve seen him in: Cereal aisles near you

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: “Cheerio” has to be the most British word to ever British. Clearly made for the role.

2. This Bunch of Bananas with Googly Eyes

What you’ve seen him in: Your kitchen

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: He comes with stunt doubles!

1. This actual Newt

What you’ve seen him in: the Eastern United States and sometimes Canada

Why he’d be the perfect Newt: THAT’S IT! THOSE SOULFUL EYES! THAT POISE! LOOK NO FURTHER EVERYONE, WE’VE FOUND OUR GUY. SOMEONE CALL HIS AGENT.

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