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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

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Director: David Yates

Plot: The year is 1927; a few months have passed since the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment as he promised and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with American friends Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

The Cast

  • Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander:[2] A British Ministry of Magic employee in the Beasts Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, as well as a self-proclaimed magizoologist. Played a part in remedying the events of a terrorist attack orchestrated on the City of New York in December 1926 by Wizarding warlord Gellert Grindelwald. Porpentina's primary love and a confidante of Albus Dumbledore. Has been outcast from certain circles of British Wizarding society due to his checkered past.
  • Katherine Waterston as Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein:[3] A MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) Auror who collaborates heavily with the Major Investigations Department. Played a role in thwarting Gellert Grindelwald during the Obscurus incident of 1926, which she was scapegoated for. Former criminal and outlaw, along with Newt, for breaking the Statute of Secrecy. Newt's love interest.
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski:[3] A No-Maj World War I veteran and current business owner, primary love interest to Queenie Goldstein before having his memory wiped after the events of the attack on New York.
  • Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein:[3] The pretty and vivacious younger sister of Tina, who worked alongside her in the Federal Wand Permit Bureau while Tina was demoted for violently attacking Second Salem Priestess and religious leader Mary-Lou Barebone. Primary love interest to Jacob Kowalski, who she still shows interest in despite him being Obliviated and the illegality of their relationship. Also a powerful Legilimens.
  • Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone:[4] The disturbed adopted child of Mary-Lou Barebone, violently abused and downtrodden, killed No-Maj Senator Henry Shaw Jr, as well as his adopted mother and his adopted sister Chastity. Through the encouragement of a clandestine Grindelwald, disguised as Percival Graves of the Department of Magical Security, sets his Obscurus parasite loose on the City of New York in a rage, causing death and destruction, eventually being (apparently) destroyed/killed by MACUSA Military officials. He has been said to return in a "mysterious way" and will have a growing role in the films.
  • Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald:[5][6] Dark wizard, commits violent attacks throughout Europe and causes mass chaos in the US, seeks to swell his forces and lead a New Wizarding Order with a strong belief in wizarding superiority. Escapes from MACUSA custody. Has shared a long, deep, and mysterious relationship with Albus Dumbledore since childhood, until tragedy struck.
  • Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore:[3][7] An extremely influential and powerful wizard in the British wizarding Community, known in the British Ministry of Magic and throughout the wider wizarding world for his academic excellence, current professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Has a long lasting and mysterious relationship with the Dark wizard Grindelwald, that ended on a tragic note. Strong ally of Newt Scamander's, called to resist Grindelwald's reign of terror.
  • Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange:[8] A damaged and confused young woman who still exerts a large amount of control over Newt, who was at one time in love with her, and possibly still is. Risked the life of a student at school, responsible for the outcasting of Newt from some circles of British wizarding society after he took the blame for a misdemeanor of hers. From a historically wealthy and pureblood family famous for the Dark Arts.
  • Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander:[9] Involved in the Auror Office of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, fought in World War I alongside his brother, described as a "war hero". Older brother of Newt Scamander. The two share a tentatively warm relationship, slightly marred by the fact that the two can't quite understand each other. Has spent the year hunting Grindelwald with a team of British Aurors.
  • Claudia Kim: the main attraction of the wizarding circus and freakshow,[1]
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender: The head of a wizarding circus and freakshow.
  • Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers: A significant dark wizard, has family members who took part in Lord Voldemort's Death Eater organization, who fought in the first and second Wizarding wars in 1970's and 1990's Britain.
  • Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier: A witch related to the Black family, eventual member of Lord Voldemort's Knights of Walpurgis organization, who fought in the first and second Wizarding Wars to gain pureblood supremacy.
  • Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel: a 14th century Parisian scribe believed to have discovered the philosopher's stone. Strong friend and colleague of Albus Dumbledore's. [10]

Carmen Ejogo and Kevin Guthrie reprise their roles as Seraphina Picquery, the President of MACUSA, and Mr. Abernathy, Tina and Queenie's MACUSA supervisor, respectively.[1][10]. Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson plays Grimmson, a powerful bounty hunter, and William Nadylam portrays the wizard Yusuf Kama.[1] David Sakurai appears as Krall, an ambitious and sulky henchman of Grindelwald.[11] Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, and Cornell John portray Spielman, Bunty, and Arnold Guzman, respectively, while Fiona Glascott and Jessica Williams have been cast in unspecified roles.[10]

 

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