It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.Written by
This is (at least) the fourth time actor Jude Law takes on a film role of a character that's previously been portrayed by other actors: twice in remakes of films with Michael Caine (Sleuth and Alfie); the character Dr. Watson, who's been portrayed by several actors in numerous films; and now Albus Dumbledore, of the original Harry Potter films. See more »
Gellert Grindelwald is supposed to be of Germanic-Central European origin. Even when discussing his name, Dumbledore corrects the ministry officials' pronunciation from Gridenlwald to "Grindelvald", as a German name. Yet, he speaks with Johnny Depp's natural American, and sometimes British, accent. See more »
[to Picquery; about Grindelwald]
... you'll be glad to get rid of him, I expect.
We'd be more than happy to keep him here in custody.
Six months are enough. It's time for him to answer for his crimes in Europe.
[meets them at Grindelwald's door]
President Picquery, Mr. Spielman, sir. Prisoner is secured and ready to travel.
[peers into the cell with Picquery]
You've thrown everything at him, I see.
It was necessary. He's extremely powerful. We've had to change his guard three times - ...
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