David Sakurai Joins Cast of “Fantastic Beasts 2”

Lovers of Marvel’s Iron Fist, rejoice: David Sakurai, who played Scythe in the Netflix series, will appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2! The Danish-Japanese actor joins Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein), and the rest of the original cast, along with Jude Law taking his first steps as young Dumbledore. Sakurai will not, however, be on the side of our heroes — his role aligns him with the Dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). His character, Krall, is a sulking henchman with hidden ambitions.

The film picks up in 1927, as Grindelwald gathers support for his cause. Dumbledore is determined to track down his former friend and put an end to his evildoing, so he’s called on his former student Newt Scamander for help. New characters will join the group, including Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Ingvar Sigurdsson as a bounty hunter called Grimmson, William Nadylam as the wizard Yusuf Kama, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as circus owner Skender, and Claudia Kim as one of the circus’s performers. Not much else is known about the movie’s details, but the rumor has it that the cast recently filmed at the Hogwarts set!

We can hardly wait to see David Sakurai and the rest of the cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it premieres next year. Though the wait seems long, you’ll soon be able to catch Sakurai in his next film, The Stoic, which stars Antonio Banderas. To see what part his character will play in the Fantastic Beasts universe, however, we’ll just have to wait until November 16!

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.