USA Today has revealed its ten most anticipated movies of 2018, which includes the next instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
In the article, USA debuted two images from the next Fantastic Beasts movie, giving fans of the world an exciting new look at two very important characters. The first image features Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwald, who will be a more important figure in the sequel, after his shocking and monumental introduction in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
The second image is undoubtedly the more exciting one, as it reveals a better look at Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore. Talking to USA Today, director David Yates described Law’s Dumbledore as a teacher who is “passionate, mischievous and an inspiration” to his students. “Dumbledore sees Newt as a kindred spirit, an outsider, who is misunderstood. They recognize each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities.”
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.