The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel is moving forward with cast announcements and hints to the plot of the second film.
Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp are set to return as Newt Scamander and Grindelwald respectively. There is a host of new additions Jude Law has joined the cast as a young Albus Dumbledore, alongside Ezra Miller as Credence, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, glimpsed in a moving photo as a woman from Newt’s past in the first, and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Newt’s brother, a war hero and Auror.
Also joining Claudia Kim (The Dark Tower, Avengers: Age of Ultron), a young woman introduced as an attraction at a wizarding circus, William Nadylam as a wizard named Yusuf Kama, Ingvar Sigurdsson as a bounty hunter, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Skender, who runs the circus, and Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy, the boss of the Magical Congress of the USA.
JK Rowling wrote the screenplay which follows on from the first film and opens in 1927, a few months after Scamander helped to unveil and capture the infamous Grindelwald. However, the dark wizard was true to his word and escaped, gathering more followers to his cause. This time, it’s down to his former friend Albus Dumbledore to stop him, but with the help of former student Scamander.
The as yet untitled sequel is set for release on November 16, 2018.