New FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 Featurette Highlights The HARRY POTTER Connections

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The latest featurette for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes the opportunity to show us a few of the ways that Fantastic Beasts connects to the Harry Potter franchise, which is what started all of us on this exciting magical adventure. I also included a new international trailer.

This is actually a pretty cool promo and it pointed out a couple of things that I didn’t notice before, so it might be worth two and a half minutes of your time to check out. Jude Law teased in the video:

“This wizarding world that J.K. Rowling’s created is so rich and vast from Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts. There are so many connections between characters and storylines, past and present, and so many secrets yet to be revealed.” 

It’ll be fun looking for the connections in the upcoming films. Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming sequel:

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie 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 (Jude 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.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The film will be released on November 16, 2018. 

Here’s an international trailer for you to watch:

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