Warner Bros. has revealed the first photo and title for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
David Yates who directed the last four Harry Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is also directing the second film in the series from a script J.K. Rowling. This Franchise is expected to consist of five films.
The movie will see the return of stars Eddie Redmayne as magical zoologist Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Johnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and Finally Jude Law is portraying future Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
So what do we actually know about The Crimes of Grindelwald? Those who’ve read the Harry Potter books know that Grindelwald goes a long way back, and throughout their friendship, they both became obsessed with the powerful objects known as the Deathly Hallows. As their plans became more far-fetched, Albus’s younger brother Aberforth tried to intervene. Ariana Dumbledore was killed in the process. This caused the end of Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s friendship and forced Grindelwald to flee, going on later to raise an Army in an attempt to continue his plan of wizarding domination.
Grindelwald soon tracked down the Elder Wand, stole it from Gregorovitch, and began to amass power. As his schemes played out for the next 45 years, Grindelwald became one of the most powerful Dark Wizards in history while Dumbledore had become the Transfiguration Professor and Deputy Headmaster of Hogwarts, and gained a considerable reputation as an extraordinary wizard.
Eventually, the famous Duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald happened, it was one of the most famous moments in wizarding history, with Dumbledore emerging victorious and the Elder Wand’s Allegiance transferring to him. Gellert Grindelwald was captured and held in the top-most cell of Nurmengard, a prison that he himself had constructed to hold his enemies.
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, we see Grindelwald in a very brief appearance and we know that Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was one of the people who helped capture him.
It’s expected that the movie will explore the early history of Dumbledore and Grindelwald, introduce us to new wizards, and show us the famous Duel between the two famous wizards.
The movie will be released on Nov. 16, 2018. So, Potterheads, buckle your seat-belts because you’re in for one hell of a ride!