(Left to right) 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; ZOË 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; KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; 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; 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 in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”

Warner Brothers has given “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” fans another sneak peek into the wizarding world. The studio has released some new official images fresh from the set of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second installment of the planned five part series that follows animal conservationist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”) to the United States.

(L-R) DAN FOGLER as Jacob and EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

Tensions are heightened after the events of the first film, where Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp, “Murder on the Orient Express”) was captured by MACUSA with Newt’s help, only to escape and continue to gather his legions for his sole goal: for pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. In a bid to thwart Grindelwald, a young Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law, “The Young Pope”) asks Newt to help stop Grindelwald without mentioning the dangers that lie ahead. Will Newt and his allies stop Grindelwald before it’s too late?

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” sees the return of the ensemble from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” with Katherine Waterston (“Covenant”), Dan Fogler (“The Goldbergs”), Alison Sudol (“Dig”) and Ezra Miller (“Justice League”) reprising their roles alongside Redmayne. Joining the magical cast with Law are Zoë Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Callum Turner (“War & Peace”), Claudia Kim (“The Dark Tower”), William Nadylam (“Good Funk”), Kevin Guthrie (“Dunkirk”), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”), and Poppy Corby-Tuech (“Harlots”). David Yates (“Harry Potter” series) directs off a screenplay from beloved “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman (“Harry Potter” series), Rowling, Steve Kloves (“Harry Potter” series) and Lionel Wigram (“Sherlock Holmes”).

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” premieres Nov. 16, 2018. See more official photos from the film below.

(Front) JUDE LAW as young Albus Dumbledore in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.
EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.
(L-R) JOHNNY DEPP as Gellert Grindelwald and POPPY CORBY-TUECH as Vinda Rosier, one of Grindelwald’s most trusted followers, a loyal servant to his cause and often at his side, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.
(L-R) JUDE LAW and EDDIE REDMAYNE behind the scenes on Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

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