'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' — see all the photos!

Gellert Grindelwald is back on the loose and threatening to tear apart the wizarding world in the upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The second in J.K. Rowling’s planned five-part movie franchise that expands the Potterverse, the film finds Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) recruited by his former mentor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to thwart the evil plans of Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Click through for a sneak peek at the film, which will arrive in theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

The full ensemble (from left): Jude Law joins the cast as the young Albus Dumbledore; Ezra Miller returns as Credence; Claudia Kim plays Maledictus, carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; Zoë Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange, Newt’s former paramour, now engaged to his brother; Callum Turner plays Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein; Eddie Redmayne stars as magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has published his research in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Dan Fogler reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol is back as Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds; and Johnny Depp returns as the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
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Newt Scamander back in action

Since the events of the first Fantastic Beasts, Newt has published his guide to magical creatures and is a celebrity in the wizarding world.
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Gellert Grindelwald and Vinda Rosier

But Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all nonmagical beings. Vinda Rosier (Poppy Corby-Tuech) is one of Grindelwald’s most trusted minions, a loyal servant to his cause and often at his side.
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Albus Dumbledore

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law, right) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
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Newt and Tina reunited

Katherine Waterston returns as Newt’s love interest and reinstated MACUSA auror Tina Goldstein. (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.)

Jacob and Newt

When we last saw Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogel), he was baking away, blissfully unaware of his role in the capture of Grindelwald. But with Grindelwald free and his friends in peril, Jacob has been pressed back into service by Newt.
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A Parisian postcard

Newt seems intrigued by this correspondence. (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.)

Behind the scenes

Redmayne and Law share a moment on the London set between takes.
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