Warner Bros. reveals plot of 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

Cinema still: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
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Warner Bros. Studios has started filming the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a JK Rowling spinoff book of the Harry Potter series, at a studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England.

Variety reports that the studio has revealed the plot of the untitled sequel, mentioning the movie will follow the adventures of magical beast lover Newton "Newt" Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and young Abus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as they try to capture the dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Warner Bros. said in a statement that Grindelwald escapes and gains more followers to support his ambition of placing wizards above all non-magical beings.

In this unfortunate event, Dumbledore, Grindelwald's old friend, is said to be the only character that could to stop Grindelwald from reaching his goal.

However, the beloved Hogwarts headmaster needs help from former student Scamander, who captured Grindelwald in the previous movie.

As the wizard world has turned dangerous and become divided, returning characters Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) are challenged to prove their loyalty.

The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to hit theatres in November 2018. Similar to the first movie, the screenplay was written by Rowling and the movie is directed by English filmmaker David Yates. (jes/kes)

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