After months of speculation, Warner Bros. has just revealed the official title of the second Fantastic Beasts movie in a first look at the impressive cast. The second film in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off is officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
While the first look at the film is very brief, there are a lot of elements to inspect and discuss, starting with the first look at Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. While a large coat mostly covers his clothing, we can get an idea of what Dumbledore will look like the film, and it’s also worth noting that the character isn’t wielding the infamous Elder Wand, which is instead in the possession of Johnny Depp’s villainous Grindelwald. Of course, Fantastic Beasts wouldn’t be complete without Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, who is standing tall in the center of the image.
Watch the reveal below:
“J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.”
The film is directed by David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
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