When Does ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Premiere? We Finally Have The Magical Date
All of the details about the sequel have finally been magically revealed. The franchise released the first official cast photo for the upcoming sequel, along with revealing its title and release date. The newest installment in the universe is called , making clear that the focus of the movie will be the dark wizard Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp), whom fans first caught a quick glimpse of at the very end of the first movie last year.
Aside from the new title, Warner Bros. gave fans even more to be excited about by dropping the first official photo of the movie’s cast, including our first ever look at Jude Law as young Dumbledore. Though Eddie Redmayne’s magical zoologist Newt Scamander will still be the main star of , the main conflict of the movie will be between Grindelwald and Dumbledore, with the former having escaped his imprisonment and beginning to recruit wizards to his evil cause, and the latter attempting to stop him. Obviously, Law’s Dumbledore is a look at the powerful wizard that we’ve never seen before, trading in the signature long white hair of his old age from the original saga for a more manageable brown beard and mustache. Check out the first look at the new movie’s cast below:
The cast photo also reveals a bunch of other exciting returns and new additions, including the confirmation that Ezra Miller’s character of Credence will be in the new movie. Credence’s fate was left unclear at the end of , after he is revealed to be the host for a manifestation of dark magical energy known as an Obscurus and apparently dissolved by the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA). Other returning characters include Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as MACUSA member Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Newt’s magic-less buddy Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Tina’s mind-reading sister Queenie Goldstein, and of course Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Grindelwald.
Now let’s talk about the new characters! Of course, there’s Jude Law as Dumbledore, a powerful wizard devoted to stopping Grindelwald’s evil plans. Claudia Kim joins the cast as Maledictus, who is described as having been afflicted with a blood curse that destines her to transform into a beast; she also seems pretty close with Credence in this photo. Zoe Kravitz will play Leta LeStrange, a character only mentioned in the first movie as an old flame of Newt Scamander’s, but who is now engaged to Newt’s older brother Theseus Scamander, the head of the British Ministry of Magic, played by Callum Turner.
Excited to see it yet? Well, along with this cast reveal, also unveiled its released date on Twitter. A video on the franchise’s Twitter page reveals the new movie will be out in a year, on Nov. 16, 2018.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017
But thankfully, we don’t have to wait a full year to find out exactly what will be about. Along with all of this other new info, Warner Bros. also released an official plot summary of the upcoming release, which you can read for yourself below, per Entertainment Weekly:
will hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.