In its list of the most anticipated 2018 movies, USA Today revealed two images from the upcoming journey into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
The first image gives us an incredible new look at Johnny Depp as the film’s villain, Gellert Grindelwald. After his shocking introduction in the first Fantastic Beasts movie, Grindelwald will be more active in his mission to rid the magical world of non-magical beings, which will undoubtedly bring him back into contact with Newt Scamander and his old pal, Albus Dumbledore.
Check out the image below:
The second image is possibly the most exciting one we’ve seen, as it reveals a new look at Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore. In the film, Dumbledore is “passionate, mischievous and an inspiration” Director David Yates tells USA Today. “Dumbledore sees Newt as a kindred spirit, an outsider, who is misunderstood. They recognise each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and Claudia Kim. The film is scheduled for release on November 16, 2018.
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.