Fantastic Beasts sequel tease puts the spotlight on Johnny Depp's punk Grindelwald

Tomas Mccoy
November 18, 2017

Set in the 1920s, the events in Fantastic Beasts predate Harry Potter by more than 50 years.

It was only a matter of time before the sequel's details were made public.

Following on from yesterday's tease, Warner Bros. has now unveiled a first look image from its upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, now titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. She previously told Variety, "You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man".

A photo posted to the film's official Twitter page on Wednesday shows two wands ― one the famed Elder Wand ― and teases the inevitable showdown between Grindelwald and Dumbledore. As it also turns out, his older brother Theseus, played by new addition to the cast Callum Turner, is engaged to Leta LeStrange.

Whereas the first film saw the adventure take place in New York, Fantastic Beasts 2 starts in London before moving to Paris.

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Returning cast members include Redmayne, Depp, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and - perhaps most surprisingly - Ezra Miller, who played the haunted Credence.

And in case you were wondering, yes, Johnny Depp's Grindelwaldd still looks absolutely absurd. But there's still another 20 years before the famous battle of 1945, which is expected to be the climax of the fifth and final Fantastic Beasts film. Johnny Depp returns as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who was captured at the end of the first film but has now escaped and is gathering followers. Warner Bros. also provided plot and character descriptions that flesh out what we're going to see, and also introduces the characters that are joining Newt's world. "But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander".

J.K. Rowling then announced that there will be another five movies in the Fantastic Beasts universe (honestly, though, one could never get enough of the Harry Potter universe).

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is out on November 16, 2018. "Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world".

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