Today marks exactly one year until the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel and as a treat for fans, Warner Bros. has finally given us an official title along with a first look at the cast in costume (including young Dumbledore!). Come inside to check it out!
If you're anxious to return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you've still got a year to go, but today brings something to help tide you over. Warner Bros. has announced the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be officially called, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
I'm not entirely sold on the title, as it lacks some of the whimsical charm of the other Harry Potter related titles, but I'm happy to have something to call it. Better yet, we also get our first look at the new (and returning) cast, along with a story synopsis:
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.
Jude Law is looking good as Dumbledore, and it's kind of surreal to see the character, who we've only ever known as a wise old man, as this young guy. Either way, I'm excited. I really enjoyed the last film, and feel it doesn't get the love it deserves. I'm eager to see how they move the story forward, and what role Ezra Miller's Credence will play this time around. What do you guys think?
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters on November 16, 2018.