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 from their maximum security prison to London to be tried for his crimes in Europe. Grindelwald escapes during the transfer, aided by his follower and MACUSA employee, Abernathy. Three months later in London, Newt Scamander appeals to the Ministry of Magic to restore his revoked international travel rights following his misadventure in New York City. While at the Ministry, Newt runs into Leta Lestrange, an old Hogwarts classmate who is engaged to his brother, Theseus, an auror in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. The Ministry offers to restore Newt's travel rights if he assists Theseus in locating the obscurial Credence Barebone, who has resurfaced in Paris. They believe Credence may be Leta's long-lost brother, Corvus Lestrange, the last of a long line of pure-blood wizards. Grindelwald believes only Credence can kill his "equal", Hogwarts Professor Albus Dumbledore. Newt, however, declines, refusing to choose a side, and the auror Grimmson is dispatched instead. After leaving the Ministry, Newt is secretly summoned by Dumbledore, who is under constant Ministry surveillance for refusing to confront Grindelwald (with whom he shared a close personal relationship in their youth). Dumbledore tries to persuade Newt to locate Credence, though Newt does not give him an answer. After he arrives home, Newt's American friends, Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski, unexpectedly arrive at his house. Jacob's recollections of the New York City incident are mostly intact, as the MACUSA's citywide Obliviation order only erased Muggles' bad memories, and his were mostly good. Queenie and Jacob have followed Queenie's sister Tina to Europe, where she is searching for Credence. Newt learns that Tina mistakenly believes he and Leta Lestrange are engaged. Newt suspects that Queenie has enchanted Jacob into eloping to Europe with her to circumvent MACUSA's marriage ban between wizards and muggles. After Newt lifts the charm, Jacob and Queenie quarrel about the marriage law, and an upset Queenie leaves to find Tina. Newt realises Tina is in Paris, and, ignoring the travel ban, he and Jacob follow the sisters to Europe.


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
Zoƫ 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 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 $652.8 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.

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