Warner Bros. Pictures continues to tease fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, today releasing two more photos from the upcoming second film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The new photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald feature Eddie Redmayne reprising his role as Newt Scamander and Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein.
The second of five planned films based in Rowling’s world of wizards and muggles will hit theaters on November 16, 2018. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX formats.
Harry Potter veteran David Yates directed from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram produced.
The Plot: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. 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 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.
The Characters: 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. Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA. 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 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.
Zoe 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. 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.