Today filming began for the untitled Fantastic Beasts sequel. Along with the first day of shooting, the film received its first official synopsis and a list of old and new characters. The return of Newt (Eddie Redmayne), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) were all expected. Returning with them will be Gellert Grindelwald who is portrayed by Johnny Depp, and Ezra Miller portraying Credence.
Joining the sequel will be a young Dumbledore played by Jude Law, Leta Lestrange portrayed by Zoe Kravitz, and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Newt’s brother. Along with these actors/actresses, William Nadylam, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Kevin Guthrie will be joining the cast.
The official plot synopsis can be seen below:
J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.
This second movie should serve to expand the world J.K. Rowling has created and focus more on the divide between wizards in this world. The untitled sequel of Fantastic Beasts is set for a November 16, 2018 release date. Are you excited for the film, or is the synopsis not what you were hoping for? How about the new cast members, are you excited to see them join the world of wizards? Let us know in the comments section below?