After Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hit theaters in 2011, many Potterheads were devastated thinking that J.K. Rowling has officially moved on from the beloved Wizarding World. However, Potterheads regained excitement when it was announced that Rowling was writing stories based on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his adventures with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The first Fantastic Beasts film was a box office success and received mostly positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Now, with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picking up a few months after the events in New York, we are not only getting introduced to a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) but also getting closer to more links to the Harry Potter series.
Eddie Redmayne recently teased a major link to the Harry Potter series that will be revealed in the new film:
“The script is labyrinthian. It’s like you’re going down this maze and [J.K. Rowling] is weaving the stories together with such intricacy. Along the way, these connections to Harry Potter and secrets are falling at your feet. And there is one… I got to the end and my jaw dropped. There was one thing I didn’t see coming.”
Just from the trailers alone, there are already numerous Easter Eggs and nods to the history of Harry Potter and the broader Wizarding World that Potterheads are already obsessing about. Hopefully, what Redmayne is teasing is something that will also blow fellow Potterheads’ minds.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which 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.
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.