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J.K. Rowling has started work on Fantastic Beasts 3

J.K. Rowling has started work on Fantastic Beasts 3
We’re just a little under half a year away from the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to 2016’s Harry Potter prequel spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but author J.K. Rowling has revealed via her official website that she is already hard at work on the script for the third instalment of the planned five-part series.

“I’ve just finished the fourth Galbraith novel, Lethal White, and I’m now writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3,” said Rowling. “After that I’ll be writing another book for children. I’ve been playing with the (non-Harry Potter/wizarding world) story for about six years, so it’s about time I get it down on paper.”

Rowling also went on to discuss how much input she has into the Fantastic Beasts movies in her capacity as both screenwriter and producer, stating that:

Warner Bros and David Yates,
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Eddie Redmayne Faces the Dark Arts in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Footage

Warner Bros. released new footage Tuesday for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” with a teenage Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) receiving Defense Against the Dark Arts instruction at Hogwarts.

The footage generated a big laugh among attendees at the CinemaCon convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, with Jude Law portraying a young Albus Dumbledore as the bumbling Scamander faces a Boggart and a desk appears. Dumbledore explains that it’s manifested as Scamander’s fear: having to work an office job.

“This film, I get to go to Hogwarts, which is the best thing!” Redmayne proclaimed at the convention.

The David Yates film follows Dumbledore and Scamander as they join forces to recapture an escaped Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, who is on a mission to dominate all non-magical people with the help of his pureblood wizard followers. Depp did not appear at the CinemaCon event.

Ezra Miller,
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Lego’s Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald’s Escape movie tie-in set revealed

Following on from this week’s first trailer [watch it here], Lego has unveiled a two promotional images for its Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald´s Escape set from the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off prequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which includes minifigures for Gellert Grindelwald, Seraphina Picquery and a Thestral; check it out here…

See Also: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall set revealed

Lego Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald´s Escape

132 pieces | Ages 7+ $19.99 Usd Available August 1, 2018

Product details:

• Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.

• Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.

• Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!

• Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.

• Recreate iconic scenes from the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

See Also: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall set revealed

At the end of the first film,
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets a first trailer and poster

Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer for David YatesHarry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald along with a teaser poster featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore; check them out here…

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family,
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Movie Review – 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

7 Days in Entebbe. 2018

Directed by José Padilha

Starring Rosamond Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Nonso Anozie, Denis Ménochet, Brontis Jodorowsky, Zina Zinchenko, Mark Ivanir, and Peter Sullivan

Synopsis:

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

All three movies inside of 7 Days in Entebbe are intriguing, but director José Padilha (most known for directing episodes of the hit Netflix series Narcos and infamously responsible for helming the unnecessary updated version of Paul Verhoeven’s classic sci-fi sociopolitical satirical masterpiece Robocop) is apparently completely oblivious as to what to home in on. Call it an identity crisis as the script from Gregory Burke fails juggling three different perspectives; a World War 2 guilt-ridden radical left-wing German couple carrying out the true story based 1976 Air France flight traveling from
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Get your wands ready, as the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer is set to arrive Tuesday

With the first trailer set to land tomorrow, Warner Bros. has released a teaser for the Harry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald encouraging fans of The Wizarding World to get their wands ready for the reveal; check it out here…

See Also: David Yates says Dumbledore’s sexuality will not be “explicity” addressed in Fantastic Beasts sequel

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help,
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David Yates says Dumbledore’s sexuality will not be “explicity” addressed in Fantastic Beasts sequel

The upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel will not address the issue of Dumbledore’s sexuality through Jude Law’s portrayal of the character, director David Yates has revealed.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Yates said that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will not “explicitly” discuss Dumbledore as a gay man and added “I think fans are aware of that”.

He said: “[Dumbledore] had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.

“Dumbledore is a maverick and a rebel and he’s an inspiring teacher at Hogwarts. He’s witty and has a bit of edge. He’s not this elder statesman. He’s a really kinetic guy. And opposite Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, they make an incredible pairing.”

See Also: Eddie Redmayne discusses Jude Law’s take on Albus Dumbledore
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Eddie Redmayne discusses Jude Law’s take on Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts

While speaking to Radiotimes.com about his role as a plasticine hero in Aardman’s Early Man (read our review here), Newt Scamander himself, Eddie Redmayne, had a few tidbits about November’s Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald, specifically Jude Law’s take on Albus Dumbledore.

Keen to keep as much locked up in his chamber of secrets as possible, Redmayne spoke of his experience working with Law, saying “I’ve known Jude for many years and I like him hugely and it was really wonderful watching him find the young version of Dumbledore.”. When pressed further to reveal anything particular about the performance, Redmayne would only offer up the word “Playful”, which is exactly how you’d expect a young Albus Dumbledore to be.

The Oscar winning actor went on to shed some light on how the film would focus on their characters, saying that “It’s really
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This is what French ‘Muggles’ will be called in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Harry Potter universe is a sprawling, and dense world, full of its own unique mythology. That universe has not slowed a bit since the main series concluded back in 2011, with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them carrying the torch. The movie introduced some new ideas, as well as terminology, for fans to soak in. Through the first film starring Newt Scamander, we learned that the American term for ‘Muggle’ was ‘Nomaj’. Now, in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we will delve into the world of magic in France where we are also are introduced to a brand-new type of ‘Muggle’ – the French variety: Non-Magique.

Talking to EW, director David Yates talks a little bit about this uncharted corner of the wizarding world:

“[The wizarding world in Paris is] quite glamorous, it’s quite beautiful. There’s a community that lives alongside the muggle community, it’s much freer than in New York,
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Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in new image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Pottermore has revealed a new image for the Harry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which sees Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander receiving a postcard from Paris; take a look here…

See Also: Daniel Radcliffe weighs in on the Johnny Depp Fantastic Beasts controversy

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested,
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Daniel Radcliffe weighs in on the Johnny Depp Fantastic Beasts controversy

“The Boy who Lived”, Daniel Radcliffe, has offered up his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts, and its forthcoming sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Radcliffe talked about the decision for the franchise to persevere with an actor who has been accused of spousal abuse, one that has seen criticism levelled at J.K. Rowling, and Warner Bros. in the past few months.

Radcliffe caveated his feelings by acknowledging how it was a difficult subject matter for him to discuss because the creative team behind the Fantastic Beasts movies “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.” He went on to say “I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL,
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Grindelwald and Dumbledore featured in new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald images

Following yesterday’s image of Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) [check it out here], we now have two more stills from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, courtesy of USA Today, which feature Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law); take a look below…

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help,
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Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander in new image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Empire Magazine has revealed a new image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in its latest issue featuring Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne); check it out here…

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested,
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald wraps production

Warner Bros. has announced production has officially wrapped on the second Harry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Star Alison Sudol, who portrays the witch Queenie Goldstein, made the announcement over the film’s Twitter page in a short video. Check it out below…

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

That's a wrap on #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald production! See you in 2018. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays pic.twitter.com/6nLoKDJm7x

— Fantastic Beasts (@BeastsMovieUK) December 20, 2017

See Also: Fantastic Beasts director defends keeping Johnny Depp for The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers,
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald image features Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski

Total Film has revealed a new image from David Yates’ upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featuring Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler); check it out here…

See Also: J.K. Rowling says she is “genuinely happy” with Johnny Depp casting in Fantastic Beasts

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander,
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J.K. Rowling says she is “genuinely happy” with Johnny Depp casting in Fantastic Beasts

Jk Rowling has defended the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, saying she is “genuinely happy” to have the actor playing a major role.

Controversy has swirled around Depp’s casting as magical villain Gellert Grindelwald in the franchise, in which he is set to play a major role following his brief cameo in the first film.

The actor was accused of assault by his then-wife Amber Heard in May 2016, while Heard was filing for divorce from the star.

In a statement on her website, author and screenwriter Rowling said she and director David Yates had considered recasting Depp when the allegations against him surfaced.

She said: “When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the
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First look images from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Entertainment Weekly has revealed two new images for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featuring Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law); take a look below…

See Also: Fantastic Beasts director defends keeping Johnny Depp for The Crimes of Grindelwald

Meanwhile, speaking to EW, director David Yates discussed the tone of the upcoming sequel; “The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies,” “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.”

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

See Also: Fantastic Beasts producer on casting Jude Law as Dumbledore in The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film,
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Fantastic Beasts director defends keeping Johnny Depp for The Crimes of Grindelwald

Having made his debut as Gellert Grindelwald with a very brief cameo in 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp will be taking on a much larger role in next year’s sequel as he returns as the dark wizard in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Given Depp’s recent troubles, including accusations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife Amber Heard, the film’s producers have come in for criticism from some quarters with regards to his continued involvement in the franchise, and now director David Yates has come out to defend the star and his role in the sequel.

“Honestly, there’s an issue at the moment where there’s a lot of people being accused of things, they’re being accused by multiple victims, and it’s compelling and frightening,” Yates told EW. “With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who
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Fantastic Beasts producer on how The Crimes of Grindelwald expands J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Following this month’s title reveal and first look image, producer David Heyman has been chatting to EW about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and how the upcoming sequel to the Harry Potter spinoff will expand upon J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

“We delve deeper into Jo’s wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding,” said Heyman. “As you can tell from the image, we’re following quite a few characters. The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal, romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I’m
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Fantastic Beasts producer on casting Jude Law as Dumbledore in The Crimes of Grindelwald

This past week, Warner Bros. unveiled an official image from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel – now titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – which included our very first look at Jude Law as the legendary wizard Albus Dumbledore.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman discussed Law’s casting, stating what qualities he feels that the actor brings to the iconic role:

One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbeldore in the Potter films. He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why
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