The next “Fantastic Beast” movie now has an official name. Warner Bros. unveiled the sequel’s title on Thursday, November 16 via a Twitter video that also gives the first glimpse of the cast members of the upcoming installment.
“In one year, return to the Wizarding World with ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts,” read the caption for the 23-second clip, which features Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp as the titular antagonist Gellert Grindelwald among others.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017
The second “Fantastic Beasts” film is due out in the U.S. on November 16, 2018 – a full year from now. As the title suggests, it will center on the evil Grindelwald, whom Dumbledore will order Newt Scamander to capture.
David Yates, who helmed the first movie and the final “Harry Potter” entries, is returning to direct based on a script penned by “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. Other cast members include Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence and Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange.
Serving as prequels to “Harry Potter” films, “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them” and “Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be followed by three other movies, which will be released in the coming years. The first spin-off grossed $810 million worldwide upon its arrival last November.
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