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Eddie Redmayne Tells Viewers to Expect a ‘Darker’ Story in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

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Get ready for it, Harry Potter fanatics. The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming in November. And actor Eddie Redmayne is giving us some details about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. According to an article from Entertainment Weekly, Redmayne tells viewers to expect a ‘darker’ story in Fantastic Beasts 2.  The star, who plays Newt Scamander, told EW, “The most riveting aspect is the tonal change…When I read [the script] it had these cryptic elements to it and it played like a thriller that made it a page-turner.” Luckily, David Yates is returning to direct, and the screenplay is, like the first film, penned by J.K. Rowling.

Things to Expect in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

Of course, there are no spoilers here! So fret not! However, here are a few things to keep in mind. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp’s character, Grindelwald, was captured. As the title of the sequel suggests, Grindelwald doesn’t just stay in safe custody. The dark wizard is sent to Europe for trial, where he—what a shocker—escapes. Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) then enlists Redmayne’s character Newt to track down Grindelwald. To make matters worse, Redmayne describes Grindelwald’s personal mission as a “political” rally that “causes divisions across families.” So if there’s anything that we can assume from the trailer, as well as Eddie Redmayne’s description, it’s that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be closer to a dramatic thriller than the first film was. Expect less light-hearted moments, and as Redmayne puts it, more of “the Potter lore we’re much more familiar with.”

Read the full article at EW.com

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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To all you Harry Potter  fans out there who were disappointed when the book series ended, you are in for a major treat. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” will be a trilogy, and Warner Bros. is planning “three megamovies” for the hot new franchise. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, persuaded Rowling to revive the Harry Potter movie magic by adapting her Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for the big screen. The book is 54 pages and was written in 2001 between publication of the fourth and fifth Potter books. The story is set  in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, and the films will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander. Rowling says this new series will not be a prequel or sequel to Harry Potter, but simply an “extension of the wizarding world.” (Variety.com)