Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was the beginning of the spin-off series of Harry Potter. Confirmed to include a total of five movies, its sequel is to begin filming this year.
A new update has now revealed vital pieces of information about the sequel including filming details, cast, and synopsis.
The synopsis starts with Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald, staying true to his word, has escaped custody and has started gathering more and more followers to his cause.
With the evil wizard on the rise, there is only one who can stop him. Albus Dumbledore, one of the most powerful wizards of all time and Hogwarts’ Transfiguration professor will step in to stop his former best friend.
However, the synopsis also mentioned that he would seek his former student and magiczoologist Newt Scamander’s help to stop the evil wizard. Scamander will bring his friends into the adventure but they will have to careful of the danger that awaits them.
The fascinating part of the synopsis has to be Dumbledore’s inclusion. He died in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but the prequel series is focusing on the legendary wizard’s younger version before he became the school’s headmaster.
Cast of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2
The official cast of the sequel has also been released. Eddie Redmayne will return as the magiczoologist. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler are also returning as Tina, Queenie and Jacob respectively.
Sherlock Holmes star Jude Law is playing the young Dumbledore and Depp will portray the main villain Grindelwald. Ezra Miller who played the role of Cadence in the first movie is also rumored to return.
Going by the synopsis, it does not look like Colin Farrell’s character Percival Graves will be back for the sequel.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was set in New York City but the sequel will be moving all the action to the UK and Paris. The movie has begun production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden where principal photography is also taking place. Once the UK schedule is over, the cast and crew will move to the French capital.
Expectations from the sequel
With the movie bringing back major characters from the Harry Potter-verse, it would be interesting to see how these characters were before the entire events of the Harry Potter series unfolded.
Out of all the characters, one of the most focused characters would undoubtedly be Dumbledore. In the previous series, he was seen as this old, powerful wizard who had the responsibility of running the school and keeping everyone safe.
Apart from this, he was also a mentor and father figure to Potter who would step in whenever Potter needed him.
In this new series, it would be seen if he has the same equation with Scamander or not and to what extent does he help the magiczoologist. A
Plot and release date
With the plot clearly mentioning a rising threat, it remains to be seen how do the events unfold in the sequel. Also it would be seen to what extent is Dumbledore included in the second installment.
There are a total of five films in the series with David Yates directing and J.K. Rowling writing and producing it. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 will release next year on Nov. 16.
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