As we near the end of 2017 and the beginning of a whole new year, it’s about time we start looking at the amazing films on the way in 2018, starting with the next trip into the Wizarding World.
Following the first look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald last month, Entertainment Weekly has revealed two very exciting new images, the first of which gives us our very first look at Eddie Redmayne returning as Newt Scamander. The second image doesn’t give us a new look at the film, but instead takes a step behind-the-scenes of the latest Wizarding adventure. In the image, we get to see Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law hanging around on set.
Check out the images below:
Entertainment Weekly also sat down with David Yates, the director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, as well as the first movie and four of the Harry Potter instalments. In the interview, Yates teases a blending of different genres and a darker entry in the franchise.
“The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies. 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.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and Claudia Kim. The film is scheduled for release on November 16, 2018.
“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.”