‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Video Shows the Connection to Harry Potter

Warner Bros Pictures’ latest video from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald connects the dots to the world of Harry Potter. The film’s stars – Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law – introduce the new video which features clips from the Harry Potter franchise as well as new scenes from this second movie of the Fantastic Beasts series.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski. The cast also includes Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Claudia Kim as Nagini, Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery, Poppy Corby-Tuech as Vinda Rosier, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.

Harry Potter‘s David Yates directed from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram produced the second film of the franchise. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat, and Danny Cohen served as executive producers.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will open in theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on November 16, 2018. The MPAA’s rated the fantasy adventure film PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Jude Law
Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ (Photo by Jaap Buitendijk)

The Plot:

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.