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After the cast photo from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released, there is new hope among ‘Harry Potter’ fans that the second of a planned five movies written by J.K. Rowling will be even better than the first.

Executive producer David Heyman says there’s good reason for optimism and details during a recent interview about how the second film written by Rowling will stand out from the first. He said:

“We delve deeper into Jo’s wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding. As you can tell from the image, we’re following quite a few characters. The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal, romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of.”

In addition, Heyman offered this tidbit regarding David Yates’ direction of the film:

 “Cinematically it’s more dynamic. The camera is more alive and much more immersive. It has a more contemporary cinematic approach.”

In ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists the newly published magizologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help him hunt the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) who has escaped and begins a quest to conquer mankind. Nearly all the members of the first film’s cast are returning, including Newt’s American love interest, Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), his muggle buddy, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), and even the troubled young wizard Credence (Ezra Miller), whose fate was previously left uncertain.

Last week, Warner Bros. also revealed several new character details and images from the film. You can check those out here!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ opens November 16, 2018.