I’m cautiously optimistic about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. While I still think the series needs to ditch Johnny Depp, I’m curious about this prequel universe J.K. Rowling is concocting. The first Fantastic Beasts was a neat introduction, but now it feels like the story is getting down to business and I think The Crimes of Grindelwald will either be a make-or-break entry where fans are on board for the rest of the series or they decide to just peace out and wait for the next three entries as rentals. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we have to see what The Crimes of Grindelwald is going to do.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 35 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “FANTASTIC BEASTS 2”. The screening is Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the latest Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer below. The film opens November 16th and also stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: 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, 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, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.