“The moment has come to take our rightful place in the world where we wizards are free. Join me, or die.”
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA, with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody.
Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
On the one hand, the Universal monsters are great characters that deserve a new introduction to this generation. On the other, it remains to see whether this new “universe” will work out or just feel forced.
The news was confirmed by director David Yates, who is planning to return for the Fantastic Beasts sequel, his sixth film in the franchise.