‘Fantastic Beasts’ is back with new sequel title and exciting new characters

November 20th, 2017
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Warner Bros. Pictures announces the title of the much-awaited sequel to “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” which will have five film installations according to J.K. Rowling.

The second part of the franchise will be called “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and will premiere on November 16, 2018.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

Jude Law plays the 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, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film, while 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 Theseus Scamander (played by Callum Turner), a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic.

Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA. Eddie Redmayne reprises his role 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 and Alison Sudol reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds. 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.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

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