The first Fantastic Beasts movie came out last November and it left us all asking for more. The movie explored the wizard community of America and the timeline was 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series. The movie got a good response from the fans and critics alike and started the new series with a bang. Since then we have been waiting for the first look of the next movie and every bit of news has made us more excited and guess what it has finally been revealed! Warner Brothers has just revealed the title of the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and has also released the first look and motion poster of the next chapter in the series.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will hit the theatres next year in November and we have the first look in a motion poster. The film stars the actors from the first movie lead by Eddie Redmayne along with some new additions such as Jude Law, Zoey Kravitz and Johnny Depp who will have a good screen time in this one. As the name suggests the movie is about the life of the famous evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald who had terrorized the wizarding community much before the birth of Lord Voldemort. Grindelwald is still known as the most evil wizard and even though we heard about him and his obsession with the deathly hallows in the Potter franchise, we never got a closer look at his character.
If you have read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows you would know that Albus Dumbledore has a dark and twisted past and to explain it in a word we can just say the name ‘Grindelwald’. Dumbledore met Grindelwald when he was young and they both were ambitious and witty.
Grindelwald shared his plans of world domination with Albus and wanted him to support his plans. Dumbledore supported him to a good extent before he thought it was enough. The two wizards were close before an unfortunate accident happened that made them both enemies.
A crucial detail of their friendship is Grindelwald’s obsession with the deathly hallows and especially the Elder Wand. He knew this wand could make him invincible and therefore he left no stone unturned to get it.
As we know that through the events of the Harry Potter franchise it was Dumbledore who owned the Elder wand so you can make the pieces fit and understand how that must have happened. Dumbledore’s duel with Grindelwald is probably one of the most epic duels in the history of the wizarding world.
In the poster of the next film if you look closely at the wands in the hands of Dumbledore and Grindelwald you will be able to notice the little plot clue. Grindelwald is holding the Elder wand and Dumbledore has an ordinary wand in his hand. Firstly this is the first time we are seeing Dumbledore’s original wand as through the events of the Potter franchise he was always seen with the Elder Wand.
The twitter handle for Fantastic beasts teased us even more by posting a picture of two wands side by side and one of them is clearly the Elder wand but who does the other wand belong to? Is it Dumbledore’s original wand or Grindelwald’s? We could not have been more pumped about this series honestly!
Jude Law will make his debut as the young Dumbledore and we can’t wait to see it. The film will be released on 16 November next year and so the title was revealed exactly a year before the release.