Warner Bros. Pictures has released new videos promoting Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which opens in theaters in just a week, on November 16th. The first video, which you can watch above, features J.K. Rowling and the cast talk about the beloved character Dumbledore, as played by Jude Law.
The second video, which you can watch below, shows how Zoë Kravitz, Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne surprised Fantastic Beasts fans in the Defense Against the Darks Arts Classroom & Dumbledore’s Office, followed by a special Q&A with the cast in front of Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter after fans screened the movie for the first time.
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 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, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.