It was exciting news for Harry Potter fans when a sequel for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was confirmed, and now, an official trailer has been released, along with the confirmed release date of November 16th.
That’s still a full eight months and a couple of days away from today, but hopefully with the success of the first film, it will be worth the wait for fans, and for HeyDey Films and Warner Brothers Pictures.
The sequel will pick up after the Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) escapes custody of the MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), and sets out to Paris in search of followers and to give pure-blood wizards full control of non-magical people (AKA “muggles”).
Hearing this, a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) turns to his former student, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to stop Grindelwald, but doesn’t fully realise the imminent dangers. Sounds exciting, right? Let’s take a look at the trailer, shall we?
As well as the return of Newt Scamander, the sequel will also see the return of characters such as Credence Barebone, Tina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, Jacob Kowalski and Seraphina Picquery. David Yates will also be returning to direct the film from J.K. Rowling’s screenplay.
There will also be some new characters making an appearance in the sequel, including Poppy Corby-Tuech as Vinda Rosier, Kevin Gunthrie as Mr Abernathy, Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel, Claudia Kim as an unknown Maledictus, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Skender, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson as Grimmson, and lastly, Callum Turner as Thesues Scamander, Newt’s older brother. That’s certainly a lot of new names to take in. With that, along with the already existing characters from the first film, we wonder if we’ll be able to keep up?
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J.K. Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter book series and Fantastic Beasts screenplay, produced the sequel with David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. It will be released globally, available in both 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX.
So, there you have it! In how entertaining and successful the first film was, grossing $800 million worldwide, the fans have high hopes for this one. After all, who wouldn’t be excited at the prospect of an appearance by a young Dumbledore? It’s certainly going be interesting to see the character in that young form rather than the bearded, at first calm, then belligerent (aka the switch from Richard Harris to Michael Gambon) old Headmaster?
What does everyone else think of the trailer, and what are you most looking forward to with this new sequel? Let us know your thoughts down in the comment section below.
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