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.
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.