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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second instalment of the series of films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of the companion books to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The story will take place in New York, London, and Paris starting around 19 March[2], 1927.[3] Filming began on 3 July 2017. It will be released on 16 November 2018, the same day the screenplay will be published.[4]


Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape from MACUSA custody. The villainous Grindelwald has been busy 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. Newt will again be joined by Queenie and Tina Goldstein in the next film, as well as his No-Maj friend, Jacob Kowalski. However, the mission against Grindelwald will ‘test their loyalties’ as the wizarding world becomes more divided and dangerous.[5]


Crimes of Grindelwald characters

The primary characters from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Behind the scenes



Notes and references

  1. EW - Fantastic Beasts: David Yates not directing all five films (yet)
  2. Newt's book launch, as seen here occurs on 19 March 1927.
  3. New Fantastic Beasts story will be set in New York, London and Paris at Pottermore
  4. Pottermore - Cover for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay revealed
  5. Second ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film Starts Shooting as New Plot Details Emerge
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Cinemablend - Fantastic Beasts Ending: A Key Scene That Was Cut, And Why
  7. Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE) at
  8. "Johnny Depp Joins J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel — And May Even Be In The First Film" at
  9. Fantastic Beasts Open Casting Call for Newt, Leta, Sebastian, Dumbledore and Grindlewald
  10. Queenie Maryam: Will Queenie the Queen come back in the second film?
    J.K. Rowling: Yes!
  11. "Who is Leta Lestrange? 'Fantastic Beasts' Is Only The Start For The New Character, Says Director David Yates". Simon, Rachel. Bustle. 18 November 2016.
  12. We’re delighted to welcome Callum Turner to the Fantastic Beasts cast, in the role of Theseus Scamander!
  14. Carmen Ejogo's Instagram account (4 October 2017)
  19. Fantastic Beasts Sequel to Take Place in Paris Though Not Days After Says Rowling at
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