The wizarding world will continue to expand as we learn more about the future of the Fantastic Beasts series. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, director David Yates confirmed that each installment will take place in a different city.
“Yes,” Yates replied when asked if each film is set in a different city. “Jo’s already told us where the next one is taking place. It’s very exciting. This is a global story, ultimately. And given that there’s a global audience for this, it’s all the more delightful to take the story to different parts of the world.”
There are five of these movies planned, so we’ll have to see where in the world they decide to go should the next three installments take place. We also got some new images from Pottermore, and while most of them are images we’ve seen before, the site does offer some new information about said images.
This first photo shows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander reunited with Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski as they walk the streets of 1920s Paris. After meeting in New York in the first film, Jacob and Newt became firm friends… before poor Jacob had to have his memory erased on account of being a No-Maj. Well, he seems a lot better now, walking with purpose, carrying that bucket. What could all that be about?
Next up is Jude Law looking wonderfully dapper as Albus Dumbledore. In a similar outfit to the one we saw him in his first character photoshoot, Albus is sitting with an unknown character, surrounded by interesting trinkets and contraptions. From the Harry Potter books, we know that Dumbledore’s office was always filled with mysterious magical objects. Could this be where Dumbledore is sitting in this new photo?
This is an adorable behind-the-scenes shot of Eddie Redmayne chatting with his new co-star, Jude Law, both looking good in their 1920s costumes. In the new film, their respective characters, Newt and Dumbledore, will have to work together to try and stop Grindelwald’s ascent to power.
We also get a new look at Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald himself, staring up at something ominously, along with a very well-dressed companion. Her name is Vinda Rosier and she’s played by Poppy Corby-Tuech. In the days of Lord Voldemort, we knew of another Rosier, Evan Rosier, who was a Death Eater. So it looks like another member of the family is fraternising with Dark wizards, too.
In this image we see Newt alone in a dark dungeon-type room, standing over a rushing stream of water. We’re not sure where he is, but he doesn’t look best pleased with the situation. But at least he still has his trusty case by his side.
Tina’s hair! That jacket! In the first shot of Newt and Tina (Katherine Waterston) together, the pair look like they could run their own super-sleuth detective agency, looking rather concerned next to a row of numbered filing cabinet drawers. No idea what that’s all about, but we’re loving Newt and Tina’s new threads.
In the final image, we see Newt fondly looking at a postcard from Paris. But who is it from? Is this the reason he ends up going to the French capital? Or perhaps he’s already there, penning something himself. If so, to whom? We simply have to know.
The first movie was set in New York, next we have Paris, but it would be nice to see this series about British and American wizards get a look at the rest of the world. What are wizards in Asia, South American, or African countries like? Maybe we’ll get to see eventually.
Summary: The second installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series, which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, directed by David Yates, will star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. It will be released on November 16th.