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Fantastic Beasts 2: title and main cast revealed!

Fantastic Beasts 2: title and main cast revealed! 1

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I promise I wasn’t planning on writing about Harry Potter again, certainly not this soon, not the same week. But then this happened, and I just couldn’t not write about this! The title of the second Fantastic Beasts movie has been released: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The movie is officially set for release on the 16th of November 2018. This is how they announced it online:

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This video (and the accompanying Pottermore page) already tells us a lot! Let’s take a closer look at the characters that we now know will be in the movie (from left to right):

From this article, we already got a first description of the plot:

Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape from MACUSA custody. The villainous Grindelwald has been busy 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.

From Pottermore, we know that the second film is set in 1927, a few months after the conclusion of the first which saw Newt leaving New York on a boat set for Europe. Warner Bros. has revealed that the movie will play out in New York, London and Paris. And this Pottermore article, a collection of everything we know so far about the movie, also tells us a lot. Apparently Newt’s book is going really well, as he is having book parties left and right! And… another piece of big news: Nicolas Flamel will play his part in the movie as well! He is being portrayed by Brontis Jodorowsky but we don’t know yet in what capacity. Ah, and Pottermore also tells us how Maledictus fits into things: she is apparently an attraction in the wizarding circus that is in the movie. More news: we will also be seeing younger, teenage versions of some of the key characters, including  Newt, Leta, Dumbledore and Grindelwald. My personal guess? (I hope) we will see Newt and Leta at Hogwarts, and we will find out why Newt was expelled and what happened between the two of them. As for the other two, we’ll probably see memories of them when they were best friends? Also, how cool would it be to see their duel that led to Dumbledore’s sister’s death?

Aaaaaaaah, I can’t wait for this movie! Of course, I will be following along as more details are revealed and share them here. If you don’t want spoilers, don’t read the articles!

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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