Fantastic Beasts 2: What We Know So Far Including The Release Date, Cast & Plot Spoilers

31 May 2017, 17:02 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10

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It seems that J.K. Rowling is as excited for the Fantastic Beasts and where to find them prequel as we are, because she’s already let slip that she’s finished the second script!

In a tweet responding to a fan who asked her “Have you already written the script for Fantastic Beasts 2?”, she simply responded, “Yes, I have”. 

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Ensue mass hysteria amongst Potterheads.

However, some fans are worried about what the second film will entail: 





Here’s what we know so far:

Fantastic Beasts 2 Release Date

Filming for the second film in the franchise is set to start shooting this summer meaning that the film is very much still in the early stages of pre-production.

HOWEVER, with JK Rowling finishing the script, it does mean that the film's creatives can begin to bring it together. 

Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast

Here’s the confirmed cast so far:

  • Eddie Redmayne - Newt Scamander
  • Johnny Depp - Gellert Grindelwald 
  • Ezra Miller - Credence Barebone
  • Zoe Kravitz - Leta Lestrange 
  • Jude Law - Young Albus Dumbledore 
  • Katherine Waterston - Tina Goldstein 
  • Alison Sudol - Queenie Goldstein 
  • Dan Fogler - Jacob Kowalski 
  • Callum Turner - Theseus Scamander, Newt’s Brother

Fantastic Beasts 2 Plot

JK Rowling herself is letting very little slip about the storyline of the second film. Revealing on Twitter that she can’t tell fans anything yet, it seems that we may have to wait a little longer to get any deets on the storyline. 

However, what we do know so far is that its set to follow Gellert Grindelwald as he attempts to cause mayhem and terror in the Wizarding World, meaning that Newt is forced to go into battle once more. 

We also know that the second film will be based in Paris and the UK, instead of New York which is where the first film was set. 

Fantastic Beasts 2 Trailer 

Considering they haven’t started filming, there’s nothing yet!

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