After enticing the audience with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the makers are back with second installment of the franchise which kicked off in 2016. The new installment is titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, whose production had started this summer. Now to get fans excited, the makers have released a motion poster and introduced the characters.
Pottermore.com gave an insight to the film’s story. It reads, “Straight away the title says that Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) will be a big focus in the second film, after having been unmasked in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Clearly his capture by MACUSA won’t last for very long, and Grindelwald is still intent on exposing the wizarding community to the non-magical world. So, what will he do next? As the title suggests, not nice things. Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers to his cause. What many of his new devotees don’t suspect is that his true intention is to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
We know from the Harry Potter books that Grindelwald’s ascent represented a dark time for the wizarding world – much like the rise of Lord Voldemort. So, things are about to get serious,” it continues to read.
This sequel introduces the future headmaster of Hogwarts. Jude Law aka Albus Dumbledore makes his debut in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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Englishman David Yates returns to direct the film that is slated for a November 16 release next year. Dumbledore and his former student Newt team up to fight the man who was the dark wizard before Voldemort even came into the picture. Newt is an asset since he has faced Grindelwald before. We did see a glimpse of Johnny Depp’s villain in the first film, but it was ephemeral so it would be interesting to actually see what kind of a man this dark wizard actually is. Let us wait and watch.
The movie stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz and Callum Turner.