Fantastic Beasts 2 Unveils First Set Photo

The Harry Potter prequel sequel debuts first image online!

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First Image From The Set Of Fantastic Beasts 2!

First Image From The Set Of Fantastic Beasts 2!

Director David Yates is currently shooting his follow-up to last year's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which is a spin-off/prequel to the Harry Potter films, set in the same Wizarding World. Now the first image from the set (seen below) offers a tease at the timeline for the untitled sequel. When we left Newt Scamander at the end of Fantastic Beasts, he was early in his legendary magical adventures, but it looks like the sequel will find him at a pivotal moment in his wizarding career as he releases his titular hand guide to magical creatures, which becomes a fundamental text in magical studies at Hogwarts. The set image teases Scamander’s book launch, which canonically debuts in 1927, a year after the events of the first film, and with the Flourish & Botts notation, the image teases a potential return to Diagon Alley. For Fantastic Beasts 2, Scamander returns alongside Auror Tina Goldstein, her sister Queenie, and friendly no-maj Jacob Kowalski with the villainous Gellert Grindelwald, the powerful but disturbed young wizard, Credence, a young Albus Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange, Newt’s brother, the famed war hero and Auror Theseus Scamander, Nicolas Flamel, Torquil Travers, Rosier, and a “young woman we first meet as a featured attraction at a wizarding circus.” 

The untitled Fantastic Beasts sequel is directed by David Yates, written by J.K. Rowling, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler with Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Brontis Jodorowsky, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Claudia Kim, Fiona Glascott, and Jessica Williams. The film 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 untitled Fantastic Beasts sequel opens November 16, 2018.

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