Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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January 16, 2018

A few more clues have been released with the unveiling of two new photos from The Crimes of Grindelwald. We already know the city of Paris will be featured heavily in the next Fantastic Beasts film and here we find Newt either receiving or sending a postcard from the City of Lights. 

Newt Scamander reading a postcard with the Eiffel Tower on the front

In the second photo, Newt and Tina are reunited and both have updated their style. Newt has forgone his blue wool overcoat in favor of a dark gray version with leather accents and Tina has a more modern bob-style haircut with fringe bangs and a belted leather trench.

Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander look behind them

The duo appears to be ducking out of trouble (unsurprisingly). But where? And why?


January 2, 2018

Fans received a late holiday treat last week when new images were released from the Wizarding World showcasing the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander standing on stones, straddling a flooding stream
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.


JUDE LAW as young Albus Dumbledore
Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

The film reunites Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander with his cohorts from the first Beasts film: Dan Fogler as Jacob, Katherine Waterston as Tina and Alison Sudol as Queenie (no word yet if we'll see a return of the Niffler, but our fingers are crossed). Also on board and returning for the second installment are Johnny Depp as the title character, the Dark Wizard Gellert Gringelwald and Ezra Miller as Credence. Newcomers to the series include Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore, Claudia Kim as Maledictus, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.

The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
From L-to-R: Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Katherine Waterston, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Johnny Depp 

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.  

Johnny Depp as Grindelwald and Poppy Corby-Tuech as Vindy Rosider
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald and Poppy Corby-Tuech as Vinda Rosier. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie 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 (Jude 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.  

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.  

Dan Fogler as Jacob and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander
Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.


Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law behind-the-scenes
Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law behind-the-scenes on the set. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.