The first on-location photos from the set of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featuring Eddie Redmayne in costume as Newt Scamander were released online, from a London shoot on Sunday.
Redmayne, rocking Newt Scamander’s new grey jacket, walked through a crowd of possibly Muggles in London around the Bank of England area of Central London. Some of those photos of Scamander, as well as locals, and a 1920s-inspired car and bus, can be found below. No word yet on what the scenes are, but presumably of Newt getting or around London, where he debuted the release of the first edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Diagon Alley, London.
Warner Bros. Pictures announces Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™. Opening exactly one year from today, November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
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.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.