Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the title of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel and the first look at the characters.
The sequel and second film in the Fantastic Beasts series is titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we will see the return of characters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them along with new faces including Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore.
In the film, Jude Law plays a young Albus Dumbledore, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; Ezra Miller makes a return as the enigmatic Credence Barebone, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; Claudia Kim appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; Zoë Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; Katherine Waterston returns as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America); Eddie Redmayne stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Dan Fogler reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds; and Johnny Depp returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
“At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne).
But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.”
Directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.
Produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is scheduled to be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on 16 November 2018.