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Final Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster questions us
Final Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster questions us

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Final Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster questions us

Warner Bros. Pictures’ has released the final poster for their upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The poster features the entire ensemble of characters who will be involved in the conflict moving forward in the new Wizarding World series.

What is most interesting about this poster is not the characters that it has gathered for us. No, it is in the question it poses. Who will change the future? A lot of what Grindelwald had hoped to accomplish during this particular time period in Wizarding World history is changing the future of magic and magickind. However, for many who have read the Harry Potter series, we know that this does not come to pass in the way that he hoped.

So, what I am wondering is who does the question really apply to in this poster? It does apply to Grindelwald, but I’m wondering how this question will come to be connected to each one of the characters in this film.

The film is the second of five all-new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

The official synopsis is below:

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.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.  Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first Fantastic Beasts film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot, three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig, four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day.  The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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