It may not have an official title but for now, we’ll call it Fantastic Beasts Two and today Warner Bros announces that filming has officially started. The Harry Potter Spin-off movie was greeted by Potterheads with excitement and now ahead of the November 2018 as David Yates gets the camera rolling again.
Once again J.K Rowling has written the script for movie two (of five) and it will be set a few months after the events of the first movie. A movie that will venture back into Europe including London and Paris as Newt Salamander searches for the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. It will also bring into the fold some very familiar faces from the Harry Potter and one particular wizard Albus Dumbledore.
Eddie Redmayne will return as Newt Salamander, alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome. As recently announced Jude Law will play the younger Dumbledore with Grindelwald played by Johnny Depp.
Other new faces will include Zoe Kravitz, who will play Leta Lestrange, she’s joined by William Nadylam as a wizard named Yusuf Kama; Ingvar Sigurdsson as a bounty hunter named Grimmson; Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender, who runs the wizarding circus; and Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy, whom we met as Tina and Queenie’s boss at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA).
Here’s the official Synopsis. courtesy of Warner Bros.
Fantastic Beasts 2 opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts Two is set for a 16th November 2018.