Warner Bros. has unleashed a bevy of new high-resolution Fantastic Beasts 2 images, offering a much closer look at the highly anticipated sequel. Director David Yates—who helmed the final four Harry Potter films and the first Fantastic Beasts—returns to helm this sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is once again written by J.K. Rowling. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is summoned by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to try and capture the escaped Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) before the nefarious wizard recruits enough Dark Wizards to take over the world. At the same time, Newt and his friends have various problems and mysterious of their own, while Credence (Ezra Miller) has befriended an afflicted woman (Claudia Kim) who eventually becomes the snake Nagini.
That’s a lot to take in, but these images remind us of another reason to see this movie: BABY NIFFLERS. Yes indeed, it wouldn’t be a Fantastic Beasts film without some fantastic beasts, and while the story is much more of a thriller this time around and ties in more closely with established Potter lore (we’re also going to Hogwarts!), it’ll be interesting to see how Rowling weaves the beasts into the story organically.
So if you just can’t wait any longer, check out the new Fantastic Beasts 2 images below, and click on any image for high-resolution. The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters on November 16th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts 2:
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.