Fans of the Harry Potter universe will no doubt be excited to some of the new and returning characters in these new images from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The film is a sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set years before the events in the Harry Potter franchise that ended in 2011. Fantastic Beasts not only takes place in the past but also moves the action overseas to the US, showcasing the previously unexplored world of Western magic users.
The new images feature returning characters like wizard zoologist Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne), “No-Maj” Jacob Kowalski (played by Dan Fogler), and returning villain Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp), along with sidekick Vinda Rosier (played by Poppy Corby-Tuech). They are joined by Jude Law, who will be playing the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the eventual headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a close ally of Harry Potter. Warner Bros. didn’t include any information about the man standing with Dumbledore in his photo, so we’ll have to wait for more information before confirming his role.
You can check out the new images below:
The sequel is directed by David Yates, and also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner and more. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.
Images: Warner Bros.