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‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel gets a title – and its first cast photo

Title of second Fantastic Beasts movie revealed

The Fantastic Beasts Twitter account announced the title of the second Fantastic Beasts movie on Nov 16, 2017: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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The Fantastic Beasts Twitter account announced the title of the second Fantastic Beasts movie on Nov 16, 2017: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Warner Bros.’ newest film based on J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” spinoff series, “Fantastic Beasts,” has been given a title – exactly one year before its anticipated release, Newsweek reports.

The newly named “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 16, 2018.

In the latest film to come from the wizarding world, Johnny Depp, with a head of white hair, plays dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Jude Law portrays a younger Albus Dumbledore, according to USA Today.

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander); Ezra Miller (Credence); Claudia Kim (Maledictus; Zoe Kravitz (Leta Lestrange); Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander); Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein); Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski); and Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) round out the cast, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“In the new film Grindelwald has escaped custody and will be seen gathering followers to his nefarious cause,” Warner Bros. revealed. “This next film will also see Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) enlisted by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to try and stop him.”

The “Fantastic Beasts” series is expected to include five films.

Last year’s movie brought in $813 million globally and received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 74 percent.

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