What Has Newt Encountered in the Sewer?

We have a little less than a year until we get to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on the big screen, but we all have been asking the same question since the first Beasts movie premiered last year: What will happen in the sequel?

EW has given us an exclusive first look at a new still from the upcoming film, and it sure looks like Newt might be encountering a bit more than he expected.



We can see he has his trusty briefcase, so maybe another creature got loose? By the look on his face, maybe it’s something more serious than one of his beloved beasts? Time will tell!

In a second photo, we see Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law conversing behind the scenes. What could they be discussing? Also, it’s noted that Jude Law is dressed a bit more Muggle-ish. Doing some undercover work, perhaps?



In an interview with EW, Redmayne revealed he’s got a bit of “wand shoulder” (as the cast has begun calling the injury).

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

We are sending our well wishes to Redmayne that his wand shoulder heals soon!

Based on the title of the film, it’s pretty obvious we will get some sort of action-packed wand battle by the time the film is finished. (Fingers crossed for an emotional battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.) It’s also been noted that most of the film will take place in Paris. However, the cast and crew are currently filming in London.

Shedding some light on the mystery, David Yates gave us a few more clues as to what to expect from the anticipated sequel, saying it will be more serious than the first installment.

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.

Is it November 16, 2018, yet??

  • Katy

    “Fingers crossed for an emotional battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.”
    No thank you. That would go against Potter canon 😛

    • Milla62442

      No. Dumbledor is gay in the canon, and had a crush on Grindelwald in when they were young. Been speculated that may be one of the reasons Grindelwald left, in addition to what happened with Dumbledore’s sister, Ariana. An emotional battle between them when they meet again after many year would not go against canon, even if it was only platonic, friendship from Grindelwald’s side.

      • Katy

        You misunderstand me. It wouldn’t be canon for them to meet up in the second movie. Deathly Hallows states that Dumbledore did not go after Grindelwald until 1945 (which is when the last movie is set). This second movie is set in 1927.

        • Megan Nikole Fischer

          A very good point that I overlooked!

          • Katy

            It’s going to be so hard to watch Dumby avoid Grindy for three more films!

          • Iain Walker

            Well, think of the potential for comic relief. All those French farce-style scenes in which they keep on missing each other by seconds.

          • Katy

            Haha! Yes!

          • Preferably with lots of doors slamming!

  • When DD goes undercover as a muggle in canon, it’s in a deep plum suit. That is the only sort of muggle clothes I will accept Dumbledore wearing in these films.

    • Iain Walker

      Well, we do find ourselves in a situation where the FB films are supposed to be in the same continuity as the books plot-wise, but design-wise are more in continuity with the Potter films, which tended to downplay the distinctiveness of wizarding fashion.

      On the other hand, maybe Dumbledore’s eye-watering fashion sense was a later-in-life affectation. We may yet see him grow into it. (I’m not sure I believe that we will actually see it, but I thought I ought to extend the hope.)