Last year Warner Bros. launched their Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them”. The movie has started the production for the sequel and has also announced the cast and revealed some of the plot details. Eddie Redmayne will return as Newt Scamander with Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald and Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone and also Teena, Quinnie, and Jacob from the first part will unite with Newt and Albus Dumbledore for their fight against Grindelwald. The sequel also features Jude Law as young Dumbledore.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will take the fans on another ride to Hogwarts, in a different timeline. The sequel will take off directly from where the first film ended. In this sequel, more characters which are ancestors of the characters from Harry Potter series, Zoe Kravitz will play Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner will play Theseus Scamander, William Nadylam will appear as Yusuf Kama, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson has been cast as Skender, Kevin Guthrie will play Abernathy.
The statement released by Warner Bros. is as follows:
“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”.
The biggest casting news which is coming out is of actor Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicholas Flamel, the alchemist who achieved immortality. He was the man who created Sorcerer’s Stone which was sought by Voldemort in the first installment. After the disaster, Flamel decided to destroy the stone despite the fact that it kept him alive for 690 years. He was friends with Dumbledore for years so he must have been around when Dumbledore and Newt Scamander were fighting Grindelwald.
J.K. Rowling is pretty active on social media and engages with her fans on a regular basis. She takes part in Q&A’s and has great sessions with her legions of fans. But, sometimes like everyone else she can slip up. She mistakingly may have given a big spoiler for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2.
While answering a fan on Twitter who asked about the protagonist Newt Scamander’s patronus. A patronus is a magical animal that protects the one who summons it from Dementors kiss.
Could this mean that Dementors are back in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2? Or, is there is some link of Newt’s patronus being same as someone from the original Harry Potter series? We will have to wait and find out. But, what is sure from this reveal from Rowling is that Dementors will be back!
The film expands the wizarding world, moving from New York to London and on to Paris. There are also some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series. The director of first part David Yates is back for the sequel and there are five movies planned in this series. The movie is set to release on November 16, 2018. So, we will have to wait for Newt’s Patronus to be revealed.