'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel: About That Strange Ending - The AtlanticPosted on Tuesday, November 22nd, by Peter Sciretta. This is the first installment of an announced five-film series but the movie somehow feels like a standalone one-off movie. I know critics like to complain about films which seem to exist only to set up a potential franchise, but this felt to me like the exact opposite. As the characters concluded this adventure, I felt like I was shutting the book on their stories. What could the Fantastic Beasts sequels possibly be about? Who might they focus on?
Audiobook: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - by Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling
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When J. The Fantastic Beasts franchise adds new entries and addenda to Potter lore, and new branches to old family trees, at a genuinely confusing rate. Together, the pals uncover a conspiracy involving a repressed and very powerful wizard with the Dickensian moniker Credence Barebone Ezra Miller , who is also being tailed by Gellert Grindelwald Johnny Depp , a notorious wizard criminal who preaches magical superiority. Though Newt and Grindelwald are major players, they spend most of the action circling each other, with Newt acting as an advance agent for his former teacher Albus Dumbledore Jude Law. What follows is a twist that is cataclysmically plotted and nigh-impossible to understand.
It is the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series and the tenth overall in the Wizarding World franchise, which began with the Harry Potter film series. The plot follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald , while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world. A second Fantastic Beasts film was announced in October , and in July Rowling confirmed she had completed the script. Depp was cast in November , causing some controversy due to domestic violence allegations recently made against him, and Law signed on in April Principal photography began in July , at Warner Bros.
Rowling under the pen name of the fictitious author Newt Scamander about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The original version, illustrated by the author herself, purports to be Harry Potter 's copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US , the first novel of the Harry Potter series. It includes several notes inside it supposedly handwritten by Harry, Ron Weasley , and Hermione Granger , detailing their own experiences with some of the beasts described, and including in-jokes relating to the original series. In a interview with publisher Scholastic , Rowling stated that she chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed a lot of information in earlier books. Rowling's name did not appear on the cover of the first edition, the work being credited under the pen name "Newt Scamander", who, in the books, wrote this textbook as seen on Harry's supply list for his first year. On 12 September , Warner Bros.