The people behind the Fantastic Beasts sequel caused quite a commotion last month when they gave us some telling hints about the next film in the wizarding franchise. The Fantastic Beasts sequel title has been released, along with a photo of the cast, and there's so much to unpack here that it's hard to know where to start.
Speaking at a fan event to launch the first Fantastic Beasts movie in London past year, Rowling said she had already planned scripts for at least three further instalments in the series, following the second film.
Johnny Depp is also present as Gellert Grindelwald, a role that he technically did play for a brief moment at the end of the first Fantastic Beasts. To help him in his search, Dumbledore enlists his former student and magizoologist Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne.
"There are also some surprising nods to the "Harry Potter" stories that will delight fans of the books and film series". Now we will get to see even more of the legendary feud between Grindelwald and Dumbledore, and how their battles helped pave the way for the events of the Harry Potter movies. There's an appeal to going in-depth and exploring that dynamic.
We have our first look at the next film set in the Harry Potter universe.
Finally, and perhaps most excitedly, Jude Law has been cast as a much younger Albus Dumbledore. Here's to hoping they get enough screentime in the follow-up. Heard said Depp smashed his iPhone against her face the month before. Firstly, there are those domestic violence allegations to contend with. Let's just say we have one more thing to look forward to next November when the movie comes out. I can't pretend his presence doesn't already put a damper on any potential anticipation.
The Crimes of Grindelwald will pick up right where the first film left off.
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