Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them kickstarted another lucrative franchise for Warner Bros., one that the studio is looking forward to reaping the benefits from over four more feature films. It's now known when the anticipated sequel will start filming and where.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 hits in 2018, but the film is slated to start filming this August. The surroundings will be a bit different this time around, though, as instead of New York the film will shoot in Paris and the U.K. (via ScreenRant). This is where Grindelwald will make his presence felt the most, and a great deal of the sequel will center on Johnny Depp's character and a young Dumbledore, though he hasn't been cast as of yet.
The original Fantastic Beasts currently carries a score of 77.40 on ComicBook.com's composite rankings, while Fantastic Beasts 2 carries a score of 3.26 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
You can find the official synopsis for the original below.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 28, 2017. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 lands in theaters on November 16, 2018.
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