There's still so much we haven't yet seen of the wizarding world, but that is going to change.
With "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" coming in 2018, executive producer David Heyman is promising that we'll see more of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's magical world in the sequel. Heyman spoke with EW about the upcoming film, teasing that it will have a "very different feel than the first." He specifically described it as a "thrilling and very fun adventure."
"We took all we've learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I'm excited to be a part of," Heyman told EW.
The producer also pointed to the new cast photo, noting there are "quite a few characters" involved. The film will continue to share the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), but we'll see Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) take a more ominous role. His dark activities will bring in Newt's former Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), who tries to stop him.
As Harry Potter fans will remember, Grindelwald and Dumbledore were childhood friends. Rowling has indicated in the past that there was some kind of romantic love between the two powerful wizards, making another comment from Heyman especially interesting.
"It's also a story about love and passion and all its forms -- paternal, romantic, political," Heyman said.
Rowling wrote the screenplay, and David Yates directs. Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Zoe Kravitz also star.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" opens Nov. 16, 2018.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, 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. Read More