"The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore [played by Jude Law]", reads the synopses.
Warner Bros. has just released the first official cast photo of "Fantastic Beasts", the film's official title, its release date, and some fresh story details, but fans are too busy looking at one new cast member to care. Other new characters who appear in the teaser include Newt's brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), his fiance Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), and a now unnamed character played by Claudia Kim.
Casual fans of the Potter books and films may recall that Grindelwald was the "first Voldemort"-the dark wizard whom Dumbledore defeated, though did not kill, in battle".More news: Iran Rejects Any Link between UK Debt Pay-Off, Zaghari's Case
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second movie in the Harry Potter spin-off franchise is scheduled to release on November 16, 2018. What's more, we know also know that the sequel will be officially titled as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!
Newt reunites with Tina (Katherine Waterston), her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol) and the nonmagical baker Jacob (Dan Fogler) for his mission in "an increasingly risky and divided wizarding world". If you look closely at Grindelwald's wand, you'll recognize it as the Elder Wand. The duo were once pals but had a disagreement when Gellert chose to turn to the dark side and was ultimately captured by the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). But the biggest news is our first look at Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore (insert all your Young Pope jokes here) and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, the titular character and a, shall we say, interesting choice for a title role given current events surrounding abuse and harassment. Warner Bros. also provided plot and character descriptions that flesh out what we're going to see, and also introduces the characters that are joining Newt's world.
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.