Set after the events of the first Fantastic Beasts movie but decades before Harry Potter's parents were born, the action moves from NY to Paris, where a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his friends to help track down the villainous Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Other supporting cast members include Callum Turner, Carmen Ejogo, and Claudia Kim.
Eddie Redmayne reprises his role as magizoologist Newt Scamander, while Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol also return as Tina Goldstein, Jacob Kowalski and Queenie Goldstein respectively.More news: Ryan Giggs makes Manchester United claim ahead of Sevilla Champions League clash
However, Newt's trip gets put on the back-burner when the eponymous dark wizard escapes custody - having been arrested by the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) in the first film - and Newt is called on by his former teacher Albus Dumbledore to help bring the villain to justice. He's broken free of custody and is now gathering followers across the globe to aid him in his true goal: the rule of pure-blood wizards over all non-magical beings.
In the meantime, the Wizarding World appears to have undergone a rebrand... There are also some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series. Johnny Depp will return as Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark wizard who has a deep connection to Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law.More news: Kanye West & Friends Back In Wyoming Working On His New Album
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released November 16, 2018. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay with David Yates once again directing. 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 unsafe and divided wizarding world. Pictures, a Warner Bros.More news: United Kingdom economy to grow slightly more quickly, Hammond predicts