AceShowbiz - Warner Bros. has released new photos from its upcoming sequel "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". Debuting via Entertainment Weekly, one of the photos is a behind-the-scenes image which features Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law who play Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore respectively hanging out together. But the image finds Jude sporting a different Albus costume as he's dressed like a muggle.
The other photo of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel is a dramatic one which offers a new look at Eddie's Newt. In the ominous-looking image, our beloved magizoologist can be seen inside a dark and scary sewer tunnel system as he looks at something which appears to be even scarier. He also has his magical suitcase, in which he holds a number of beasts while he travels, by his side.
A dramatic new #FantasticBeasts sequel photo has arrived! 😱Newt Scamander, played by #EddieRedmayne, finds himself in a dark and scary place in this just-released photo from 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.' Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. #HarryPotter
Speaking to the site, Eddie Redmayne, who's currently in the middle of shooting the sequel in London, reveals that he sustained wand-related injuries. The Oscar-winning actor claims that what were once simple cases of "wand wrist and wizarding elbow" have now become as serious as "wand shoulder strain." "It's from doing some quite hardcore wand action," he says of the magical world's characteristic spell-casting gestures, "but I'm not getting any better for it."
The actor remains modest about his wand skills, but his escalating ailment could hint at some top-rate duels ahead. Director David Yates also notes that "the first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies," but "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."
In the second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" film series, Newt teams up with a young Albus to stop Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) during his rise to power. A recently-released cast photo introduced three characters new to the journey. They're Maledictus (Claudia Kim), the carrier of a curse that will ultimately transform her into a beast who appears to have some kind of connection to Credence (Ezra Miller), Leta LeStrange (Zoe Kravitz), Newt's childhood best friend, and Theseus (Calum Turner), Newt's older brother.
Written by J.K. Rowling, "The Crimes of Grindelwald" opens in 1927, a few months after Newt Scamander helped unveil and capture the infamous Gellert Grindelwald. However, the dark wizard was true to his word and escaped, gathering more followers to his cause. This time, it's down to his former friend Albus Dumbledore to stop him, but with the help of former student Newt Scamander.
The sequel is set to be released in theaters across the nation on November 16, 2018.