'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel's Title Revealed


Warner Bros. has delivered quite a treat with the announcement of a title along with a first look at the cast in full costumed glory.

According to Pottermore.com, the new film, directed by David Yates, will chart the efforts of Grindelwald, who escapes from custody, to gather followers in order to put non-magical beings under the rule of pure-blood wizards.

Zoe Kravtiz plays Leta Lestrange, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother.

We're still a year away from theFantastic Beasts sequel, but that won't stop Potterheads from picking apart every single piece of promotional material released by Warner Brothers.

Shooting on the project began in July with Redmayne, 35, reprising his role as Newt and Katherine Waterston, 37, as Auror Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol, 32, as Queenie and Dan Fogler, 41, as Jacob Fowalski.

A moving image similar to those hanging in the halls of Hogwarts revealed the first look at the expanded cast, which includes Jude Law as young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as his rival (and maybe lover?) Grindelwald.

We already know that she's one of the acts in the Circus Arcanus - most likely the Enchanting Snake Girl.

Harry Potter author and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter J.K. Rowling previously hinted that Dumbledore was gayand secretly harbored feelings for Grindelwald, calling his love "a great tragedy".

It's hard not to forget that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five new films when the sequels were announced well before the first Fantastic Beasts' release. Instead, fans will be looking at the crimes of Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

This holds with what those in positions of power for the production have said: the focus may shift off of Newt specifically a little bit, instead of centering on Grindelwald's campaign in Europe, and eventually leading up to the duel between him and Dumbledore. Let's just say we have one more thing to look forward to next November when the movie comes out.

On the official Twitter page for the film, a tweet revealed that release date will be November 16, 2018 and was posted alongside a picture of two wands.