New teaser offers first glimpse into 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel, reveals title

New teaser offers first glimpse into 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel, reveals title

New additions to the cast include Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange), Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander) and Claudia Kim as a mysterious new character, who Pottermore explains goes by the name of Maledictus, who is "someone who suffers from a "blood curse" that turns them into a beast".

We have our first look at the next film set in the Harry Potter universe.

Fortunately, fans are in for a treat as not only has the official title for the second installment, popularly dubbed as "Fantastic Beasts 2", there is also the first official cast photo as well as the synopsis of the film and its release date. Pictures' "FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD".

Rowling also revealed that when he was young, Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald - now played in the Fantastic Beasts films by Johnny Depp.

According to, the new film, directed by David Yates, will chart the efforts of Grindelwald, who escapes from custody, to gather followers in order to put non-magical beings under the rule of pure-blood wizards.

The only way to find out is to keep your ears to the ground for the latest on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is scheduled for release in one year from now, on November 16th, 2018. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. "Lines are drawn, love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world". How Voldemort first encountered Nagini is as yet unknown, so it could provide a nice and subtle linking point between Newt Scamander and the Harry Potter stories.