'Fantastic Beasts 2' New Photos: Newt and Tina Reunite, Grindelwald Has a New Recruit

One photo sees Katherine Waterston's Tina and Eddie Redmayne's Newt looking anxious, while another image features Johnny Depp's Dark Wizard with Rosier, played by Poppy Corby-Tuech.

AceShowbiz - New photos from "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" have made their way out online ahead of the film's release. One photo which is debuted by Warner Bros. via Empire Magazine sees %cKatherine Waterston%'s Tina Goldstein and %cEddie Redmayne%'s Newt Scamander together, looking rather anxious.

Another photo arrives via USA Today. It offers fans a new look at %cJohnny Depp% as the titular Dark Wizard. He rocks his signature platinum hair while showing a serious face, somehow giving off unfriendly feelings. He is joined by a new character named Rosier (%cPoppy Corby-Tuech%), who is one of his many recruits.

Speaking to USA Today, director David Yates talked about the younger Albus Dumbledore, played by %cJude Law%. Instead of Headmaster, Dumbledore will be a teacher at Hogwarts who "refuses to conform to the status quo" and is "passionate, mischievous and an inspiration" to his young students, according to Yates.

"Dumbledore sees Newt Scamander as a kindred spirit, an outsider, who is misunderstood. They recognize each other's strengths and vulnerabilities," he continued. The two will face off with Depp's Grindelwald, who holds the belief of "suppressing all non-magical beings, whom he views as inferior to wizards," the helmer explained. "He's a charismatic figure who uses his undeniable appeal to inspire others to blindly follow his cause."

The "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel opens in 1927, a few months after Scamander helped to unveil and capture the infamous 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 Scamander.

The film is set to be released in U.S. theaters on November 16 next year. Written by J.K. Rowling, it also stars %cEzra Miller%, %cZoe Kravitz%, %cCallum Turner%, %cClaudia Kim%, %cWilliam Nadylam%, %cIngvar Sigurdsson%, %cA Fine Frenzy%, %cDan Fogler%, %cOlafur Darri Olafsson%, %cKevin Guthrie%, %cDavid Sakurai% and %cJessica Williams (II)%.

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