The sequel to the film that brought back the “Potterverse” to the big screen finally has an official title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Warner Bros. also revealed a moving poster with the cast that gives us our first look at Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore. Still missing from the cast picture is the recently cast Jessica Williams. We also have an official plot synopsis to go along with it.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.