This is turning out to be quite an eventful week for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Following the debut of the first trailer last night, Warner Bros. has released a new poster alongside the complete synopsis for the upcoming sequel.
The new reveals, among various aspects, offer a proper glimpse at a much younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) from the early days of wizardry. The storyline will find him enlisting the help of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to track down the villainous Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and stop his diabolical agenda to rule over all muggles.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be the second installment in a five-part franchise. It has been directed by David Yates, who not only helmed the first movie but also the final four Harry Potter installments in the critically acclaimed saga.
In addition, fans will find it comforting that the original author J.K. Rowling personally penned the script this time around. She was involved with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) as well but only to the extent of screenplay.
In regards to the synopsys, it comes as no surprise that Gellert Grindelwald managed to escape after being taken into custody at the end of the first movie. He proceeds to amass an army of followers, filled with pure-blood dark wizards who have no qualms about crushing non-magic folks.
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.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald began principal photography last year and will open in theaters on November 16, 2018.