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Old 08-10-2018, 03:08 PM
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Post 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 new set visits tease Paris trips, French Ministry, Flamel, more

The first set reports from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald began to be released online, with many spoilers for the sequel out this November. Press got the chance to speak with the stars of the movie - Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston - as well as producer David Yates.

The team delved into the return of Hogwarts, heading to Paris (and the French Ministry, called the Ministère des Affaires Magiques), and much more. Do note that anything that is a spoiler for the sequel has been denoted as such, and for those who want to wait until November to get the details, avoid all spoilers below at all costs.

A few of the newer and most notable tidbits from the set can be read below (again, all spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • SPOILER - The film begins with "a very powerful, dynamic action sequence" in which Grindelwald escapes from the American wizarding authorities.
  • SPOILER - The reason the movie takes place in Paris is because Credence escapes from NYC to the French capital, and everyone's out to find him. Katherine Waterston explains that Tina Goldstein is obsessed in finding him, and that Credence (Ezra Miller) has become her Achilles heel.
  • SPOILER - Newt's back in London because of the release of the first edition of his book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and according to Eddie Redmayne, Newt loathes the celebrity life. He'd rather be back in NYC and with Tina.
  • SPOILER - More is learned about Bunty, Newt's assistant, who is obsessed with the magical creatures... and perhaps a bit with him, too. Bunty is played by British actress Victoria Yeates.
  • SPOILER - With the appearance of Nicolas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky) in the sequel, guess what else pops up in the movie? Yes, the Philosopher's Stone, though different than that seen in the first Harry Potter movie 17 years ago.

The second set visit has a few more spoilers, including that the sequel takes place six months after the events in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which can be read below for those interested.

  • SPOILER - According to the report, Grindelwald's escape from MACUSA, under the eye of President Seraphina Picquery (Carmen Ejogo) will be during his transfer to Europe. After his escape, he heads to Paris to gather more followers and warriors.
  • SPOILER - Credence's survival was done in a more 'painful' way, and the new Credence in the sequel is more sure of himself, and determined to find out who he is. When returning to his old home to find out his history, he sees clues that lead him to Paris, and that's why he heads to France. There, he joins Circus Arcanus.
  • SPOILER - The relationship between Newt and Theseus Scamander, which isn't the greatest, according to producer David Heyman: "Theseus is a man of the Ministry and Newt is a rebel because he has not joined his cause and there is an antipathy between them. But at the same time they are brothers, they have a story and they have a love for each other undeniable."
  • SPOILER - Redmayne teased that there is more to the relationships in the series, between Newt and Tina (who do of course eventually get married), his brother Theseus and his fiance Leta Lestrange (whom Newt fancied as a teen at Hogwarts).

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

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, 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.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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As more information is divulged, I get more and more eager about this film. I am curious to see how The Ministry for Magic Affairs of France differs from its British and US counterparts.
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