Via Twitter, Warner Bros. has revealed a first look at the and the title for the next film in J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World franchise. The sequel film is titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Check out the video they released below.
A lot of hints are given, in the motion image I guess you could call it. Most notably the inclusion of the images for the Deathly Hallows. This is, of course, the tenth film in Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise that began with the Harry Potter series and the Second in the Fantastic Beasts series.
Synopsis: The year is 1927; a few months have passed since the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment as he promised and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with American friends Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars an amazing ensemble cast that includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “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, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.
The screenplay was written by none other than J.K. Rowling herself. The film is directed by David Yates.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is expected to hit theaters one year from now on November 16th, 2018.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017