It looks like we’ll be seeing younger versions of some major characters in the next Fantastic Beasts movie. Warner Bros. is on the hunt for five young actors to fill some major roles in the upcoming sequel. This includes a teenage version of Newt Scamander and Leta Lestrange. While Leta Lestrange didn’t appear in the first Fantastic Beasts film, David Yates did a great job of setting up the character as a major influence in Newt Scamander’s life. The Fantastic Beasts sequel will undoubtedly reveal how Newt and Leta met, meaning we might actually get to see Hogwarts in the sequel.
The casting call is also looking for a young actor to portray a character called Sebastian. No details are given to explain how this character relates to the movie, but if I was to take a guess, I would say that Sebastian will be included in the flashback scenes with Leta and Newt, possibly as another school friend.
Finally, Warner Bros. is on the hunt for two actors between the ages of 16 and 18 to portray younger versions of Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore. While we only got a glimpse of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, it’s been known for a while that the character will have a major role in the sequels. Fans of Harry Potter will know that Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore were close friends in their youth, before becoming the greatest of enemies. Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, while Jude Law will be introduced as a younger version of the great Albus Dumbledore.
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them will land in theatres on November 16, 2018.