'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Officially Finishes Filming
Posted 2017/12/21 0 0
It's officially a wrap on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, muggles.
Production has officially ended on the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. The news was announced via a brief video, featuring star Alison Sudol, which was posted to the official Fantastic Beasts Twitter account. The video features the actress with a clapper that says "wrap" on it. After a few failed takes, the actress manages to get the words, "that's a wrap" out, with a successful clap. Alongside the video clip, a caption read: "That's a wrap on #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald production! See you in 2018. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays (sic)"
The Crimes of Grindelwald embraces its Harry Potter roots even more than its predecessor. The sequel picks up pretty much where Fantastic Beasts left off, but moves the action to Paris and sees Grindelwald make good on his threat and escape custody, setting about gathering followers. Unbeknownst to them, his true cause is to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to stop Grindelwald, a young Albus Dumbledore enlists the help of his former student Newt Scamander, unaware of the dangers that ahead of them. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, as the wizarding world becomes increasingly divided.
The casting of Depp caused some controversy for 'Harry Potter' fans following abuse allegations made by his ex-wife Amber Heard - which were dropped - but both Rowling and Yates have previously defended the casting. Yates returns to the director’s chair after first helming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, then going on to direct Half-Blood Prince and both Deathly Hallows installments. The cast also includes Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim. Check out a special wrap video below. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.