With the Harry Potter films having made a large pot of money it seems that the Fantastic Beasts franchise will go the same way after the first film made $814m worldwide. With the second film just starting filming much has been kept under wraps but after much covert surveillance involving the Editor standing around the set dressed as a pantomime cow (what he did for an udder is a disgrace!) we’ve managed to find out a few things thus……
- The film will star Johnny Depp (Grindelwald), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Dan Fogler (Jacob), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) and Zoe Kravitz (Leta Lestrange). They will be joined by Callum Turner as Newt’s brother Theseus, a war hero. Claudia Kim will play an attraction at a wizarding circus, William Nadylam will portray a wizard, Ingvar Sigurdsson will play a bounty hunter, Olafur Darri Olafsson will run the circus, and Kevin Guthrie will head the Magical Congress of the U.S.A.
- The films synopsis goes as follows: ‘As he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause — elevating wizards above all nonmagical 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 (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler), but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.
- The film has no official title yet but will be released November 16, 2018
- Its rumoured that Dumbledore will feature in this installment
- JK Rowling has confirmed that the story arc of the series will span 19 years, leading up to the epic battle of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald in 1945.
The film is still 18 months away but expect more news to be revealed with a possible teaser trailer around Christmas time.