"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is the second instalment of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, who is the fictional author of the book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," which appears in the original "Harry Potter" series. Newt was born in 1897, and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" takes place in New York, in 1926. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" takes place a few months after the end of the first "Fantastic Beasts" film, and is set to follow Grindelwald as a large focus in the film.

Be aware that many spoilers are to follow.


At the end of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Grindelwald, a dark and powerful wizard, is captured by MACUSA, the Magical Congress of the United States of America, with the help of Newt Scamander.

Grindelwald quickly escapes custody and starts gathering followers without revealing his true agenda. He's the Voldemort of the 1920s, a pure-blood, muggle-hating fanatic.

Albus Dumbledore enlists the help of Newt, who is one of his former students from Hogwarts. Newt, of course, agrees to help, unaware of the dangers he is, unknowingly, walking into.

The Elder Wand

The staff at "Fantastic Beasts" were more than happy to tweet a picture of Dumbledore’s wand next to the Elder Wand, which Grindelwald will have ownership of in the film.

We can only speculate that perhaps this is how the wand comes to be in Dumbledore's possession later on.


Eddie Redmayne will, of course, be reprising his role as Newt Scamander, and after the fantastic performance he gave in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," he's become a fan favorite, with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" receiving many positive reviews, and a lot of love from "Harry Potter" fans.

We're all looking forward to another adventure with our adorable and dorky magizoologist.

The Goldstein sisters return, with Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol as Tina and Queenie, respectively. Both women concluded the first film with some puzzlement, considering Newt left New York, and Jacob Kowalski, played by Dan Fogler, had his memory of the film's events obliviated.

The four share an air of fragile romantic entanglement, and after the events of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," fans are interested to see where that leaves the love interests of the series.

Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone is said to be returning in "a mysterious way." After he let loose his Obscurus on the City of New York, causing widespread death and destruction, he was destroyed by MACUSA officials, although, as we all saw, a tiny fragment of his Obscurus escaped.

Claudia Kim is one of the new faces in the series and she'll be playing a Maledictus - carrying a blood curse that makes her transform into a beast

Gellert Grindelwald will be played by Johnny Depp. Like Tom Riddle, Grindelwald shared a long, deep, and curious relationship with Albus Dumbledore as a teenager.

It could very well have been the conclusion of their relationship that led to Grindelwald's ideals and plan of non-magical enslavement.

Jude Law will be playing a young Albus Dumbledore, who has an extremely influential standing in the British Wizarding Community. Our familiar meddler is recognized in the British Ministry of Magic and throughout the wider wizarding world. At this point in time, he's the current professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

We'll finally get to meet Leta Lestrange, played by Zoë Kravitz. From what little we know of Leta, it sounds as though she's as deranged as her sister, Bellatrix, and though it's been some time since the incident at Hogwarts, she still holds some persuasive power over Newt.

Auror Theseus Scamander is due to make an appearance. Newt's older brother will be played by Callum Turner, and it will be interesting to see the kind of chemistry that Turner and Redmayne bring two the tentative relationship between the two Scamander brothers.

The famous Nicolas Flamel will finally be brought to life on screen, played by actor Brontis Jodorowsky, who's well-known for his role in "La Danza De La Realidad (The Dance Of Reality)."

Other actors, such as Carmen Ejogo and Kevin Guthrie will also be back in their roles from the first film. There will be other new faces to the "Harry Potter" universe, too.


"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros.

Pictures on November 16, 2018, just over two years after the release of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

This film marks the second screenplay that J.K. Rowling has written, and with David Yates returning to direct the "Fantastic Beasts" sequel, everything looks as though it's going to be as amazing as the first film was.

If you're feeling restless while waiting for the next fantastic addition to the "Harry Potter" series, Portkey Games are gearing up to make more announcements about their upcoming "Harry Potter" games, so hopefully, they'll be something to tide all of us "Harry Potter" fans over until the film's release.