The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald looks to deepen the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter even further with an adventure that will take the franchise to new and exciting places.
David Heyman, an executive producer on the upcoming sequel, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and revealed what fans can expect from the wizarding adventure:
“We delve deeper into Jo’s wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding. As you can tell from the image, we’re following quite a few characters. The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal, romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of.”
The film will once again be helmed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies and the original Fantastic Beasts. Heyman had this to say about what Yates is doing to give this new film a different feel from some of the previous installments:
“Cinematically it’s more dynamic. The camera is more alive and much more immersive. It has a more contemporary cinematic approach.”
Here is the official plot synopsis for The Crimes of Grindelwald:
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) 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.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redymayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina 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, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander and Claudia Kim as Maledictus.
The film is set to be released in theaters on November 16, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly