Two years ago, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them further expanded the Harry Potter universe, taking a fictional picture book and turning it into the first chapter of a series of prequels featuring Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne). The film went on to gross more than $800 million worldwide and stole a Costume Design Oscar from Allied. That film ended with Percival Graves (Colin Farrell), a shady security officer revealing his true form: the evil wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).
Now, Grindelwald has escaped from prison and Dumbledore (Jude Law) has enlisted Newt to hunt him down before he completes his heinous scheme.
Like the previous film, the script is written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates (who's now spent more than a decade in the Wizarding World). In addition to Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol are all returning, as is Ezra Miller, even though his character died in the first film. New cast members include Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies), Callum Turner (The Only Living Boy in New York) and Jessica Williams (The Daily Show).
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens Friday, November 16.