Warner Bros. has released a couple new photos from director David Yates' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The first features Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) striking a pose in a dark and dangerous sewer tunnel. I can only hope he's about to face off with Pennywise The Clown. The second photo is a behind the scenes shot of Redmayne hanging out on the set with his costar Jude Law, who plays Albus Dumbledore.
While talking to EW, the director talked about how this Fantastic Beasts sequel is going to be different from the first film, saying:
“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.”
I loved the first movie, so it's going to be interesting to see this story go into grittier territory. Here's the synopsis:
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 will debut in theaters November 16, 2018.