Fantastic Beasts 2 wraps up filming
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 December 2017
The highly-anticipated movie 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' has wrapped up filming
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' has wrapped up filming.
The second of five adventures penned by 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling is set to hit screens next November and now on the franchise's official Twitter account, it has been revealed the highly anticipated movie has completed filming.
Alongside a video clip of the production, a caption read: "That's a wrap on #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald production! See you in 2018. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays (sic)"
Following on from the end of the first film, the sequel - which is set in 1927 - sees the Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald [Johnny Depp] escaping from the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA).
Now the wizard is gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In order to stop him and his plans, a young Albus Dumbledore [Jude Law] enlists the help of Magizoologist Newt Scamander [Eddie Redmayne] who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested even among friends and family.
The new film sees Redmayne and Depp reprising their respective roles alongside a number of other returning casts, including Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie and Dan Fogler as Jacob Fowalski.
Ezra Miller is back as Credence, Zoe Kravitz will take on the role of Leta Lestrange and Callum Turner will play Newt's brother Theseus Scamander.
The casting of Depp caused some controversy for 'Harry Potter' fans following abuse allegations made by his ex-wife Amber Heard - which were dropped - but both Rowling and Yates, who has returned to the director's seat, have previously defended the casting.
It will be produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.