Johnny Depp is signed on to play the evil wizard Grindelwald in the next installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Jude Law will play the younger version of Dumbledore.
Casting is still going on for teenage versions of some of the main characters, such as Dumbledore, Grindelwald and Newt Scamander. Production should in the summer of 2017, starting shortly after casting is finished. According to Pottermore.com, open calls have been issued for three actors to play Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange and another character. Actors trying out should be between the ages of 13 and 16. For Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore, the actors should be between 16 and 18. You can find out more about the casting call at pottermore.com or by emailing email@example.com, but applications for auditions close on June 20, 2017.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a full synopsis for you, however, it is clear by the casting call mentioned above that the movie intends to at least explore, or flashback, to the relationship of Newt Scamander and Leta Lestrange hinted at in the first movie. Also, in the last Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows, it is revealed that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grendelwald were friends before they dueled in 19445, with Dumbledore ending up with the elder wand and Grendelwald ending up in the Nurmengard prison. It would seems more of that relationship will be revealed, as well.
All of the main characters from the first movie will be will be in this film, including Credence Barebone, the obscurest played by Ezra Miller. It is unclear if it will he will be part of the movie as a flashback or if his character wasn’t actually killed, as suggested in the first film.
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