Warner Brothers has released the first two photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
One photo is from the film itself while another is a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look. In the first photo we see Newt in a tunnel, in a setting that feels not at all unfamiliar from the end of the first movie. Is he capturing a Basilisk? Looking for Mario? Jokes aside, one could easily argue that this photo potentially depicts him taking on another beast. This is good news, as some have feared that future Fantastic Beasts movies will step away from the creature side of Newt’s story, and focus heavily on Grindelwald.
It has a dark aesthetic, doesn’t it? Director David Yates agrees with you. “The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies,” he told EW, who provided the first look. “In this movie, it gets grittier and more nuanced and detailed. It’s quite a romantic film, it’s a thriller, it’s quite an interesting combination of genres you rarely see together. I think it will surprise people.”
In the second photo we get a look behind the camera as Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law take a break on set. The latter, who plays Dumbledore, is sporting a look that we haven’t seen the iconic wizard wearing before. Is Dumbledore… is Dumbledore wearing that hat in the movie?
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this November. We’re hoping for a trailer to debut with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like one did with The Force Awakens in 2015, but nothing’s confirmed yet.
Earlier this month, WB released a first look at the main characters posing together.