Empire has unveiled two new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald photos featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore.
Next month, audiences will return to J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in the Fantastic Beasts sequel that follows Newt Scamander as he attempts to track down the villainous Grindelwald. Now, new photos offer a fresh look at Newt and Dumbledore while Jude Law commented in how his character’s history with Grindelwald may be the reason why he sends his former student after the villain instead of venturing out himself:
“Jo [Rowling] told me that in some ways Dumbledore thinks of himself as a beast because of things he’s done in the past, and he knows therefore that Newt [as a beast-lover] will forgive him.”
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At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in theaters on November 16, 2018.