While this information remains unconfirmed by Warner Bros., it’s nonetheless an enticing clue into the world being established by this November’s hotly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The plot of the film will find British academic Newt Scamander visiting the American Hogwarts in his quest to wrangle a series of exotic magical creatures. Until now, any information surrounding that school has been shrouded in mystery.
The houses all seem to have some connection with mysticism and the natural world. According to comicbook.com, the Thunderbird and the Horned Serpent are both associated with storms and thunder, while the Horned Serpent and the Pukwudgie are both ascribed talents with invisibility. (The Wampus, meanwhile, is just a big ass cougar.)
How prominently Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will display these houses remains to be seen. It’s entirely possible those names could change before November (seriously, rethink Pukwudgie). We’ll find out, though, when Eddie Redmayne steps into the shoes of Newt Scamander as he journeys through early twentieth-century America in search of new knowledge and adventures.