crimes of grindlewald

In a newly released photo from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald,’ it looks like Newt Scamander is going to find himself in a dark and scary place. In an exclusive first-look image, we see Newt, played by Eddie Redmayne, in a sewer looking at something he doesn’t seem pleased to see. Check out the photo below!

In a second behind the scenes photo that I will promptly be hanging on my bedroom wall, we see Redmayne sharing a laugh with costar Jude Law, who plays a very young Albus Dumbledore.

Redmayne gave a recent interview while in the middle of shooting ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ in London and he revealed he’s injured! Kind of. Redmayne is suffering from something the cast has dubbed Wand Shoulder Strain. Redmayne said:

“It’s from doing some quite hardcore wand action, but I’m not getting any better for it.”

‘The Crimes of Grindlewald’ serves as the second of a planned five tales. The film shifts from America to Paris, as Newt teams with his favorite Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to hunt down the despicable wizard Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

This merely scratches the surface of screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s story, which will introduce several new characters (such as Newt’s ex-love Leta Lestrange played by Zoe Kravitz) along with familiar faces from 2016’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them’ (like Newt’s American love interest Tina Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston). Director David Yates spoke about the 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.”

It sounds like ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will follow the tried and true ‘Harry Potter’ formula. Things start out lighthearted enough but get increasingly darker as the films progress.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ appears in theaters on November 16, 2018.