A new casting call for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them reveals that Warner Brothers is looking for actors that will be able to play younger versions of the characters seen in that film, alongside a younger version of a new character and a certain famous wizard who we’ll be reunited with for the first time in years.
A press release from Pottermore – an official Harry Potter and Wizarding World website – has revealed that Warner Brothers is holding a casting call for four young actors and one young actress to play younger versions of new and returning characters to the Fantastic Beasts film series. Judging by the publicity of the casting call, it appears as though these young actors will get more screentime than, say, the young versions of Severus Snape and the Marauders that we caught a glimpse of in the movie version of Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. The site specifically notes that we’ll be seeing more of Newt Scamander’s past and learn of why he became the unconventional wizard that we met him as in last year’s hit, and that Leta Lestrange – who only appeared in a photograph in the previous movie – will have a substantially larger part in the sequel.
Fantastic Beasts 2 will cast its magic on audiences on November 16, 2018. Its cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Newton Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.