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Here’s the official new name and first look at Fantastic Beasts 2

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A familiar world. A new story.

JK Rowling’s Wizarding World returns for a second instalment with a new name and some rather exciting new characters.

Titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the movie will arrive in cinemas on 16 November 2018 and will star Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s Eddie Redmayne, alongside a host of new characters.

Jude Law wiill play a young Albus Dumbledore alongside Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald, Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), Jacob (Dan Fogler) and Credence (Ezra Miller).

J.K. Rowling confirmed that her Fantastic Beasts’ franchise will feature across five films. The movie will be set in New York, Paris and London.

Related: Meet the magical new wizards of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – photos

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander.

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 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. 

Until the film arrives in November 2018, the team behind Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have released the below cast image via pottermore.com.

We. Can’t. Wait.

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