Calling all Harry Potter fans, the first full length trailer for the second Fantastic Beasts film has been released, and it looks great! We’ve had plenty of teases over the past few months for the film, but now we can finally get a sneak peek at what to expect when the film is released in cinemas later this year. Eddie Redmayne returns as the ‘magizoologist’ Newt Scamander in the sequel to the 2016 hit film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second instalment in the planned five-film series and, like the first film, it sees J.K. Rowling writing the script. The movie is being directed by David Yates, who directed several of the Harry Potter films including The Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2. The new film will follow Newt as he teams up with a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) in order to take on the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).
The first Fantastic Beasts film was a huge hit upon its release and grossed over $800 million. The Crimes of Grindelwald has had a somewhat rocky road given certain controversy that it has attracted over the course of its filming. Some have been critical of the film for casting Johnny Depp following the nature of his divorce from Amber Heard and others were disappointed to learn that the film will apparently not reference Dumbledore’s gay sexuality. Regardless, the film certainly looks like it will live up to the legacy of the Harry Potter franchise and we can’t wait to book our tickets.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to be released on November 16 in the UK and US.
Gnomeo and Juliet was based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the animation was far less tragic and a lot more musical, with songs by Elton John. The British-American collaboration was greeted with mixed reviews but did well in the box office and became the highest-grossing animated feature among those released at the time until it was beaten by The Lego Movie in 2014. Its sequel introduces new characters and a new literary inspiration: Sherlock Holmes… Sherlock Gnomes.
There is a host of famous voices returning for the sequel as well as some new characters. James McAvoy is back as Gnomeo alongside Emily Blunt as Juliet, with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, and Richard Wilson as their parents. Sherlock Gnomes and his friend Gnome Watson are played by Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Mary J. Blige appearing as Sherlock’s ex-girlfriend and general bad girl doll Irene.
Check out the trailer below to see what is in store for the Redbricks and the Blueburys.
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Check out the trailer below.
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Created alongside Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, Hogwarts Mystery puts you in the place of a wizard or witch at one of the most best magical schools in the world: Hogwarts. You can attend classes, cast spells, brew potions, and go on adventures. Student wizards and witches can also make friends, or start rivalries, with their fellow students.
The trailer gives us a fantastic insight into what the game has to offer- check it out below.