Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy film directed by David Yates.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Final Trailer.

Story intro

In 1927, the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is transferring the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald to London to be tried for his crimes. Grindelwald escapes, helped by Abernathy, a former MACUSA employee. Three months later in London, Newt Scamander runs into Leta Lestrange, an old Hogwarts classmate now engaged to his Auror brother, Theseus. The Ministry of Magic asks Newt if he will work alongside Theseus to locate Credence Barebone in Paris. Newt declines, and the Auror Grimmson is dispatched in his place. Later, Albus Dumbledore persuades Newt to go, revealing that he is the reason the events of the previous movie took place. Newt's American friends, Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski, visit him unexpectedly. Jacob has retained most of his memories from the 1926 Obliviation order in New York. Queenie tells Newt that she and Jacob have followed her sister, Tina, to Europe; Tina is searching for Credence in Paris. Queenie says that Tina believes Newt is betrothed to Leta Lestrange. Newt says she confused him with Theseus. He deduces that Queenie has enchanted Jacob into eloping to circumvent MACUSA's marriage ban between wizards and muggles. After Newt lifts the charm, Jacob and Queenie quarrel about marrying, and an upset Queenie leaves to find Tina. Newt and Jacob follow to Paris. In Paris, Tina searches for Credence at the Circus Arcanus. Credence and a circus freak named Nagini escape after causing a distraction. While searching for Credence's birth mother, he and Nagini locate the servant who put him up for adoption. However, Grimmson, who is secretly working for Grindelwald, arrives and kills her. Meanwhile, Tina meets Yusuf Kama who is also hunting Credence. Newt and Jacob follow Yusuf to Tina, and Yusuf explains that he made an Unbreakable Vow to kill Credence, who he believes is his step-brother and the last of the Lestrange family.


Eddie Redmayne
Newt Scamander: A British Ministry of Magic employee in the Beasts Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, as well as a self-proclaimed magizoologist
Katherine Waterston
Tina Goldstein: A promoted MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) Auror
Dan Fogler
Jacob Kowalski: A No-Maj veteran of World War I and current business owner of a bakery, a friend of Newt's, and the primary love interest to Queenie before having his memory obliviated following Grindelwald's attack on New York
Alison Sudol
Queenie Goldstein: The pretty and vivacious younger sister of Tina
Ezra Miller
Credence Barebone: The disturbed adopted child of Mary-Lou Barebone, severely abused and downtrodden
Zoë Kravitz
Leta Lestrange: An emotionally damaged and confused young woman
Callum Turner
Theseus Scamander: Newt Scamander's older brother
Claudia Kim
Nagini: The main attraction of a wizarding circus and freak show called Circus Arcanus and a Maledictus
William Nadylam
Yusuf Kama: A French-Senegalese wizard
Kevin Guthrie
Abernathy: Tina and Queenie's previous MACUSA supervisor, now a loyal follower of Grindelwald
Jude Law
Albus Dumbledore: An extremely influential and powerful wizard in the British Wizarding Community, known in the British Ministry of Magic and throughout the wider wizarding world for his academic brilliance, currently a professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Johnny Depp
Gellert Grindelwald: An infamous powerful dark wizard


Principal photography began on 3 July 2017, at Warner Bros.

The film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, ACME, Blitz, InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video on November 8, 2018 (Paris), on November 15, 2018 (Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Portugal) and on November 16, 2018 (United Kingdom and United States, United Kingdom, United States, Turkey).

The duration of the film is 134 minutes. With a budget of $200 million, the film grossed over $653.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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