DARKER SHADE OF BEASTS
It is about to get a whole lot darker in the wizarding world.
Where Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ( FBAWTFT) was a lighthearted introduction to how the wizarding world exists in the United States, you can expect a much darker turn when the Crimes of Grindelwald hits cinemas next month.
The first film set in the universe created by J K Rowling, FBAWTFT ended with the shock unveiling of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.
First, we met Newt Scamander, a British magizoologist who has travelled to New York. The introverted, socially awkward, clumsy magician portrayed by Eddie Redmayne — and the briefcase we learned contains an array of magical creatures big and small — instantly wreaks havoc.
Newt soon meets Jacob Kowalski, a down-on-his-luck aspiring baker. Jacob (Dan Fogler) is introduced to the world of magic.
Fogler, who will reprise his role, said that introduction takes a much darker turn.
“I think it’s kind of a balance, it gets more complex,” Fogler said. “In the first one you’re really just being introduced to a lot of the characters, but in this one a lot of the familiar characters are back, there’s an introduction of new characters, and things are getting more complex and darker.
“The relationships are being strained more in this one.”
Crimes of Grindelwald picks up several months after the first film, and Fogler said the characters were trying to “get the band back together” while on the run in France.
The relationships between “the good guys” will experience some hardship.
In the first film, Grindelwald had disguised himself as Percival Graves (Colin Farrell).
One of the last scenes showed Grindelwald had escaped, and the newly-released trailer for Crimes of Grindelwald shows he is running wild. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in cinemas on November 15
Kooky Johnny Depp plays Gellert Grindelwald.