With the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in full swing, the last bit of news we got was the filling out of the cast. Well now not only do we get our first glimpse of the cast in their in their costumes, we also have finally found out the title of the highly anticipated sequel!
Without further ado the title of the sequel will be Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Sounds good right? Well a couple of things stood out to me when I heard this title. For one, this definitely (at least to me) confirms that we will be moving on from the adventures of Newt Scamander as the focus will now shift to the story of Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald. I for one think that this whole series was meant to be a telling of the infamous Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald story and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was just a lighter way to open up a much darker story. Regardless I am excited and interested to know more of what is to come.
The second bit of news we have is the cast photo that was released today that gives us our first glimpse of the whole entire Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast in their entirety.
In the photo we get a glimpse of some of our returning cast members such as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), Jacob (Dan Fogler), Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), and Credence (Ezra Miller). As well as the returning cast we get a glimpse of the new comers joining the franchise. From the left we get our first glimpse of Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), hugging Ezra Miller is actress Claudia Kim who is playing an unnamed role but is described as a “Maledictus,” a person afflicted with a curse that turns them into a wild beast, which could give us our Newt Scamander involvement, next is our first glimpse of Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz) who is the fiance of Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner) Newt Scamander’s brother. While the picture does have most of the cast, noticeably absent is Nicholas Flamel (Brontes Jodorowsky) who was cast to play the infamous creator of the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The last bit of news is the picture tweeted out but the Fantastic Beasts Twitter which shows a pair of wands titled “Wands at the Ready”. In the photo on the left you can clearly see the Elder Wand while the second wand on the right is unrecognizable but it’s safe to assume it is either Dumbledore’s or Grindelwalds. My guess is Dumbledore’s as we know that Grindelwald at some point will possess’ the Elder Wand.
Well there you have it folks a lot of new Fantastic Beasts news today. Are you loving the cast photo? The tweet of the wands? What about the title? Let us know what you think in the comments below!