Set 70 years before Harry Potter joining the wizardry school, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald introduces Hogwarts for the first time to the Fantastic Beasts’ universe.
Newt and Dumbledore will battle Gellert Grindelelwald.
Played by Eddie Redmayne, Scamander, while he’s still in America during the Roaring Twenties, teams up with Dumbledore, to battle Gellert Grindelwald after he escaped government’s custody in the first film. From the trailer, Grindelelwald was shown holding the ‘Elder Wand’.
The sequel adds to the five part film series.
Ten years of the Harry Potter universe in films couldn’t end too easily but JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter universe, had more to offer. The first book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released in 2001 and an updated version was released in early 2017. The film series will expand over a period of 70 years before Harry Potter joined Hogwarts.
Two of Harry Potter films earned above $1 billion.
Harry Potter’s eight film franchise has earned more than $7 billion, with the final two earning more than $1 billion each. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them too was a commercially successful film, earning $814 million in 2016.