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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer #2 (2018) *Who Will Change the Future?*

After an uneven summer of sequel madness, it’s good to look forward to franchises that rarely-if ever-disappoint. The Wizarding World is back this fall with its 10th film installment and the second in the Fantastic Beasts cycle. The second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was unveiled at Comic-Con today and it’s absolutely eye-popping. In addition to the continuing adventures of Newt and company, Potterheads will enjoy Easter eggs like Dumbledore as DADA professor, Nicholas Flamel, and The Mirror of Erised. Check out CBR’s notes from Warner Brother’s panel discussion of the film below.

Jude Law confirmed that this movie will be a “who’s side are you on story,” where the “wizards within the Wizarding World will be asked whose side they’re on. The depths and the darkness of this story are some of the darkest this franchise has gone.” Ezra Miller chimed in “Definitely” in confirmation.

Law continued with his take on Dumbledore, “I love the fact that people keep calling him ‘young Dumbledore,” because I’m 45,” he laughed. “…There’s a long way to go between this Dumbledore and the one we see here. David Yates our director really let me free to establish him on my own here, but I hope he’ll have some familiar traits. He’s still mischievous and…he still has this ability to manipulate people.”

The panel was then surprise interrupted by Johnny Depp appearing in full costume, in character as Grindelwald giving an ominous speech. “It has been said that I hate the muggles, the no-mag, the can’t-spells, I do not hate them,” Depp said in character, giving fans an insight into Grindelwald’s personality. Depp immediately left the stage after his performance.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman. The film Opens in theaters November 16, 2018.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Poster

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer #1 (2018) *Who Will Stand Against the Darkness?*

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (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 (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, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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Pictured from left to right: Jude Law plays a young Albus Dumbledore, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; Ezra Miller makes a return as the enigmatic Credence, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; Claudia Kim appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; Zoe Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; Eddie Redmayne stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Dan Fogler reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds; and Johnny Depp returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman. The film Opens in theaters November 16, 2018.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Blu Ray Special Features and Release Date

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray director David Yates’ blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and Ezra Miller. The three releases will be available for purchase on March 28.

Synopsis: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

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The 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Special Features:

  • Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins!
    • Join J.K. Rowling as she, David Yates and David Heyman return to Leavesden Studios to build a new and exciting corner of the wizarding universe.
  • Characters
    • The Magizoologist
    • The Goldstein Sisters
    • The New Salemers
    • The No-Maj Baker
    • The President and the Auror
  • Creatures
    • Meet the Fantastic Beasts
    • Bowtruckle
    • Demiguise
    • Erumpent
    • Niffler
    • Occamy
    • Thunderbird
    • Design
    • Shaping the World of Fantastic Beasts (360°)
    • New York City (360°)
    • MACUSA (360°)
    • Newt’s Magical Case (360°)
    • The Shaw Banquet
    • The Blind Pig (360°)
  • Deleted Scenes (11 scenes)
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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) *A Triumphant Return to the Wizarding World!*

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I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to think going into Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  The book of the same name is a 40 page bestiary that was published during the course of the original Harry Potter series with the conceit that it was Harry’s actual Care of Magical Creatures textbook from Hogwarts.  That a five-film series was being planned based on that, set 80 years or so before the events of the Potter series, with a completely new cast, set in America not the integral Britain of the books, and that Rowling herself was going to write the screenplay (her first, and screenplays are very different from massive novels, another beast entirely you could…yes I hear you, no more puns)…..all this uncertainty lowered my expectations.  I thought the film would be good.  I really shouldn’t have doubted Rowling.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is definitely in Harry Potter’s world but creates a detailed, charming, and-at times-frightening first installment in a brand-new saga. Continue reading Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) *A Triumphant Return to the Wizarding World!*

In Theaters This Week (11/18/2016) – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Edge of Seventeen, and More!

 

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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  November 18th is really Thanksgiving weekend with the holiday taking place  this next Thursday and many having the week off, there are seven new releases trying to dethrone Doctor Strange. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (11/18/2016) – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Edge of Seventeen, and More!