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Four Characters To Watch In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2


Like many Harry Potter fans, I’m already addicted to Fantastic Beasts and immediately wanted a second movie. That is not an issue as J.K. Rowling’s latest series will feature five movies.

Warning!

The following article contains spoilers. If you have not seen or read Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, you might want to turn away.

Newt Scamander

Eddie Redmayne’s edgy, hipster-like wizard will return for the second film but he won’t be the main focus of it. Newt’s story will continue on in the series, but his past love life will start to take shape. Leta Lestrange’s photo was seen hanging on a wall in his suitcase and his reaction to being asked about her was puzzling. So we’ll be sure to learn a lot more of their history together. Leta will be played by Zoë Kravitz as she was also featured in the picture in the first film.

Jacob Kowalski

Jacob Kowalski is probably everyone’s favorite muggle. The man handled the wizarding world pretty well and also became one of the main characters in the movie. I was surprised and saddened when he finally was obliviated. I was hoping that he would retain his memory and continue along in the series. I got the faintest glimpse of hope when Queenie entered his bakery and his look of searching for a memory swept over his face. It turns out that actor Dan Fogler is set to reappear in the next film. While we aren’t sure if Jacob will manage to get his memory back or not, we will have the non-maj nonetheless.

Dumbledore

The greatest wizard ever is back! If you’re not caught up on your Harry Potter trivia (hence the spoiler alert) Dumbledore and Grindelwald used to be friends. Best of friends, and they plotted to start a revolution to make wizards overpower the muggle world. Of course Dumbledore didn’t go through with this. There were a few… “complications”. That being said, Dumbledore actually faces off against Grindelwald, but not until much later in the time frame. Even so, Dumbledore is said to make an appearance or two in the next film. He won’t be portrayed by Michael Gambon unfortunately.

Grindelwald

I was shocked, but extremely happy to find out that Johnny Depp is the actor portraying this series’ villain. Depp only made one cameo appearance the entire film, but you will definitely see more of him in the upcoming films. Rowling has said that this series is about the Dark Wizard and not actually about Newt Scamander. This alone makes me so much happier that Depp was cast the roll so we will be able to see more of him. Get prepared to see flashbacks of a younger Grindelwald/Dumbledore mix.