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Full title revealed as we get our first look at Fantastic Beasts 2!

Although it seemed like the story of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) came to a close in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, our time in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World was far from over. Last year saw the release of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, which launched a brand-new franchise following the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Today happens to mark exactly a year until the release of the second film in the five-film series, and Warner Bros. has finally unveiled the official title for the sequel, our first look at the film's cast, as well as a nifty little cinemagraph.

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD will open in 1927, a few months after the events of the first film in which Newt Scamander helped to capture the infamous dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), and, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause — elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler), but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

In addition to the returning characters from the first film, which includes Ezra Miller as the enigmatic Credence, the sequel will also star Claudia Kim as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beasts, Callum Turner as Newt's older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic, and we'll also be properly introduced to Leta Lestrange, played by Zoe Kravitiz, who had once been close to Newt but is now engaged to his brother.

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD will hit theaters on November 16, 2018.

Source: Warner Bros.

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