After much fan speculation, Warner Bros. has at last revealed the title for their upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. No, it won’t just be the former title with a numeral attached to it as some seemed to joke or think online.
Shared through Twitter, the new title is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which of course references the wizard supremacist Gellert Grindelwald played by Johnny Depp.
The image in the tweet also gives the first look at Jude Law stepping into the sequel to play a younger version of future Hogwart’s Headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
In the sequel, set in 1920’s Paris, Grindelwald has fled after his revelation in the original film to begin gathering followers to his cause and Dumbledore is one of the few people that can stop his former friend with the help of his former student Newt Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, who directed the first film & the last four Harry Potter films, and is once more written by the Wizarding World creator J.K. Rowling. Eddie Redmayne as Newt, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob and Ezra Miller as Creedence are all returning for the sequel alongside Law as Dumbledore, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.
The film opens on November 16, 2018.