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New photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Posted by Megs

Several new photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have been released by Warner Bros! The photos show Newt, Tina, Jacob, Gellert Grindelwald, Young Dumbledore and more! We even get a peek at a new character, Vinda Rosier…perhaps a relation to a certain Death Eater in Voldemort’s day. See all the photos in high resolution in the gallery!

Only time will tell what is happening in these photos, and we can’t wait! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16th this year!

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First up is Jude Law looking as young Albus Dumbledore in what looks to be Dumbledore’s Office as Headmaster of Hogwarts.


The first shot of Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein, played by Katherine Waterston, together.

A new photo of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander looking at a postcard from Paris.


The last brand new photo shows Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald along with a new character. Poppy Corby-Tuech plays Vinda Rosier, one of Grindelwald’s followers.

This next photo is a high resolution version of an image we posted last year. It shows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander reunited with Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski as they walk the streets of 1920s Paris.


A higher resolution version of a previously released photo of Newt in what looks to be a sewer.


Another photo we’ve seen previously shows Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne off-duty in their 1920s costumes.

A brief press release from Warner Bros. can be read below:

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie 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 (Jude 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.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.  The cast also includes , Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and  Poppy Corby-Tuech.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Jude Law Discusses Meeting with J.K. Rowling About Dumbledore
Posted by Megs

Jude Law spoke with Entertainment Tonight about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald while at the Golden Globes last night. While speaking about how he prepared for his role as Young Albus Dumbledore, he said:

“Do you know what I did? I sat in a room for an afternoon with J.K. Rowling, and I listened to her extraordinary words of wisdom,” Law said of the Harry Potter scribe. “She was kind enough to share with me the whole backstory and her future hopes for this young character of Dumbledore and really that set me on the path. I just did what the writer said.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be arriving in theaters November 2018.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Jude Law, The Crimes of Grindelwald
New Promo of Newt and Jacob in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Posted by Megs

Total Film magazine has released a brand new promotional photo from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that is featured in their new issue. The photo features Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) walking through the streets of 1920s Paris. See the photo in high resolution in the gallery!

Photo of Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

The photo in question shows returning magizoologist Newt Scamander (played once again by Eddie Redmayne) alongside trusted Muggle companion Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), striding across the streets of what appears to be 1920s’ Paris (check out the french language signage and bicycle baskets).

It may be a single still, but this pic already throws up several questions about what we can expect from the movie, which has been penned by J.K. Rowling herself. What’s in Jacob’s basket? Why does Newt look so anxious? And what’s brought them to the city of love? Given the title, I reckon another one of those pesky beasts has gotten loose.

You can read more about Fantastic Beasts 2 in this month’s issue of Total Film magazine, on sale December 22. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is currently set for release on November 16, 2018. Three more films will follow it.

Filed Under: Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
New Photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; New Interviews Coming
Posted by Megs

Entertainment Weekly has released two new photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as part of an exclusive first look! They have also shared a snippet of their interview with Newt Scamander actor Eddie Redmayne. The full interview, with hopefully more photos, will be in the First Look issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday.

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The first photo shows Newt (Eddie Redmayne) in a sewer tunnel system, while the second is a behind the scenes shot of Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law who will be playing young Albus Dumbledore.

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In the interview, Eddie reveals that he’s suffering from “Wand Shoulder Strain.”

“It’s from doing some quite hardcore wand action,” Redmayne says of the magical world’s characteristic spell-casting gestures, “but I’m not getting any better for it.”

The article also reveals a bit more about the plot of the film:

The second of a planned five tales shifts the action across the pond to Paris, as Newt teams with his favorite Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to hunt down the nefarious wizard Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) — though that’s really just a portion of screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s sprawling story, which introduces several new characters (such as Newt’s ex-love Leta Lestrange played by Zoe Kravitz) along with bringing back familiar faces from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (like Newt’s American love interest Tina Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston).

“The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies,” notes director David Yates. “In this movie, it gets grittier and more nuanced and detailed. It’s quite a romantic film, it’s a thriller, it’s quite an interesting combination of genres you rarely see together. I think it will surprise people.”

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Title & Teaser for Fantastic Beasts Sequel Revealed
Posted by Megs

Today’s the day! Warner Bros. have released the title and first teaser trailer for the second Fantastic Beasts film! View the teaser below and enjoy! The heroes. The villains. The magic. In one year, return to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!

Left to Right: Jude Law plays a young Albus Dumbledore, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; Ezra Miller makes a return as the enigmatic Credence, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; Claudia Kim appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; Zoë Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; Eddie Redmayne stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Dan Fogler reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds; and Johnny Depp returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”

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The press release also includes a short description of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

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” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
New Characters and Cast Announced for Fantastic Beasts 2
Posted by Megs

Pottermore has revealed a few new characters and cast members for the still unnamed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. The film is currently set for release on 16 November 2018. According to their post:

Nicolas Flamel, a character originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will appear in the new Fantastic Beasts film. Flamel, who is known in the wizarding world as an alchemist who discovered the Elixir of Life (based on the real-life alchemist of the same name), will be played by actor Brontis Jodorowsky. Flamel joins a big list of new characters confirmed to feature in the film.

So far, only a few names have been revealed, but some surnames will be familiar to Harry Potter fans. Joining the cast will be Wolf Roth as a character called Spielman; Call the Midwife star Victoria Yeates as Bunty; Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers; Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier; and Cornell S John as Arnold Guzman. The names ‘Travers’ and ‘Rosier’ stand out in particular; these last names turn up in the Harry Potter series and belong to two Death Eaters who served Lord Voldemort.

Actor and comedian Jessica Williams, best known for her work on The Daily Show, and Fiona Glascott have also been cast in the film, but their roles haven’t been revealed.

As we have posted in the past, a bunch of original characters and cast members are returning. Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski will all be back for the sequel. MACUSA President Seraphina Picquery, portrayed by Carmen Ejogo and Leta Lestrange played by Zoë Kravitz, will also be back!

Jude Law was previously announced as Albus Dumbledore and Callum Turner will be playing Newt’s brother Theseus.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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