Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie

The heroes. The villains. The magic.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie poster

Eddie Redmayne return as Newt Scamander to take on Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard played by Johnny Depp

Who's Involved:

Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Jude Law, Cornell S. John, David Yates, Dan Fogler, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Callum Turner, Alison Sudol, Jessica Williams, Claudia Kim, Poppy Corby-Tuech, William Nadylam, Derek Riddell, David Heyman, Lionel Wigram, Fiona Glascott, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Kevin Guthrie, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Danny Cohen, Rick Senat, Neil Blair, Brontis Jodorowsky, Victoria Yeates, Wolf Roth

Release Date:

Friday, November 16, 2018 (Nationwide)

PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED MPA
some sequences of fantasy action

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The sequel takes place in 1920s Paris, shortly after Newt Scamander’s capture of Grindelwald at the end of the first installment. Returning for the sequel are the characters Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Jacob (Dan Fogler). See notes below for spoilers.

paraphrased plot formulation from variety.com


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Who stars in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Cast List

... Newt Scamander

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" , "The Last Days Of Night"  

... Leta Lestrange

"The Batman" , "KIMI"  

... Gellert Grindelwald

"Waiting for the Barbarians" , "The Night Stalker"  

... Credence Barebone

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" , "The Flash"  

... Albus Dumbledore

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" , "Side Effects"  

... Theseus Scamander

"The Last Letter From Your Lover" , "Emma"  


"Equals"  

... Yusuf Kama

 


"A White, White Day"  

... Skender

"Murder Mystery" , "End Of Sentence"  

... Abernathy

"Boyz in the Wood" , "Whisky Galore!"  

... Tina

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" , "Babylon"  

Who's making Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Crew List

A look at the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director David Yates last directed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Legend of Tarzan. The film's writer J.K. Rowling last wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Director

David Yates

Screenwriter

J.K. Rowling

Producers

David Heyman
Steve Kloves
J.K. Rowling
Lionel Wigram

Production Company

Heyday Films

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Production: What we know about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Key Facts

  1. ** SPOILERS AHEAD >>> ** The updated official plot: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world (Warner Bros., 11/17/17).
  2. This will be the second in a planned five-film franchise (Hollywood Reporter, 7/4/17).
  3. ** SPOILERS AHEAD >>> ** The official plot: “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 (Warner Bros., 7/4/17).”
  4. The film is set in London and Paris with some "surprising nods" to the Harry Potter films (Hollywood Reporter, 7/3/17).
  5. Callum Turner is in talks to play Newt Scamander’s brother (Variety, 4/21/17).
  6. Jude Law will portray Dumbledore before he becomes the Headmaster at Hogwarts -- he will the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor (Deadline.com, 4/12/17).
  7. Deadline.com reports Johnny Depp may have a brief role in the first film, due out in a few weeks (11/2/16).
  8. Zoë Kravitz is expected to have a bigger role in this film (Variety, 8/10/16).
  9. Producer David Heyman teased that the second movie in the follow-up series will be set in another global capital city - he didn't reveal which one yet (Deadline.com, 10/13/16).
  10. Wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the first film, is scripting the sequel (8/3/16).

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2018: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2017: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. July 2017: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography started July 3, 2017 in the U.K. at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

  5. February 2017: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Shooting starts summer 2017.

  7. August 2016: The film was in Development status.
  8. Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that the second movie in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series is in the works - aiming for 2018 release.

  9. August 2014: The film was in Announced status.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Release Date: When was the film released?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in 2018 on Friday, November 16, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including Green Book, At Eternity's Gate and Instant Family. 2D/3D, IMAX


When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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