Warner Bros. Pictures’, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is the second of five-adventure series in J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.The official teaser trailer was out on 13th March.
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). However, Grindelwald has escaped the custody and is on the track of gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure blood wizards to rule over all the non-magical beings.
In an effort to foil Grindelwald’s plan, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) recruits his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Love and loyalty are tested, even among truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The film features Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast still goes on with Zoë Cravitz, 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. Producers are J. K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
While “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” proved a substantial hit, grossing more than $800m after its release in November 2016, the sequel has had a rocky time. Rowling was forced to defend the casting of Depp, saying she was “genuinely happy” to have Depp in the film after controversy over the circumstances of his divorce from Amber Heard. More recently, Rowling was accused of responsibility-shirking after Yates revealed that Dumbledore’s supposed gay sexuality was not being referred to in Fantastic Beasts 2. Despite the fact that the whole film is about the wizard he was supposedly in love with as a young man.
The film will be released on November 16, 2018 and will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in selected theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.