– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last year saw the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, only decades prior. The last film followed Newt Scamander, magizoologist and writer of the soon-to-be textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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However, while it is set decades prior to the events of Harry Potter, it’s still very much connected to some of the characters we both knew and heard of in those books and films. Not the least of these characters is Albus Dumbledore, who is set to be portrayed by Jude Law.

Speaking to EW, director David Yates highlighted the big differences between the first film and the upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

“The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies. In this movie, it gets grittier and more nuanced and detailed. It’s quite a romantic film, it’s a thriller, it’s quite an interesting combination of genres you rarely see together. I think it will surprise people.”

EW also released a couple new photos for the film. The first is from the film itself, and shows Newt stepping through the sewers, with his eyes focused on something behind camera. The second is a behind-the-scenes shot with actors Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law having a chat.


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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.