The Harry Potter canon has been given another jewel to add to its collection.
With JK Rowling’s prequels, fans of the wizarding world are able to dip into the magic once again.
Featuring the adventures of a young Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, and a whole host of new characters, The Crimes of Grindelwald heads to cinemas soon.
The movie features some new, some familiar, and some controversial faces.
Who is in the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?
Eddie Redmayne has reprised his role from the first Fantastic Beasts movie as Newt Scamander.
Scamander is an employee of the British Ministry of Magic in the Beasts Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
He is a magizoologist who, in the first Fantastic Beasts movie, was integral to solving the violent attack on New York City.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Joshua Shea portrays a young Newt.
Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: The new Harry Potter movie is out in November
Katherine Waterston also returns to the sequel as Tina Goldstein, who works for the US equivalent of the Ministry of Magic (the MACUSA – Magical Congress of the United States of America) as an Auror.
She helped Scamander defeat Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Dan Fogler will reprise his role as No-Maj baker and World War I veteran Jacob Kowalski.
He befriends Newt and Tina and also falls in love with Queenie Goldstein, played by Alison Sudol in both Fantastic Beasts movies.
Queenie is Tina’s younger sister who returns Jacob’s affections, despite the laws forbidding the relationship.
Ezra Miller returns to the role of Credence Barebone, the person responsible for the Obscurus attack in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.
Zoë Kravitz stars as Leta Lestrange, whose role in the sequel will be far larger than in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
She is responsible for the outcasting of Newt from some circles of British wizarding society when he took the blame for her misdemeanour.
She hails from the wealthy pureblood family famous for the Dark Arts and is engaged to Theseus Scamander, played by Callum Turner.
Callum is Newt’s older brother.
Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: The cast of the sequel is expansive
Another new face to the cast is Claudia Kim as Nagini – yes, you read that right.
Nagini is the main attraction of a wizarding circus called Circus Arcanus.
She is a Maledictus, someone who carries a blood curse that will sooner or later transform her into a snake permanently.
William Nadylam plays Yusuf Kama, a Wizard who has dedicated his life to finding Credence.
Kevin Guthrie plays as Abernathy, Tina and Queenie’s previous MACUSA supervisor.
Jude Law stars as Albus Dumbledore, a wizard who needs no explanation.
Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: Zoe Kravitz and Katherine Waterson reprise their roles
Perhaps controversially, Johnny Depp plays the eponymous Gellert Grindelwald, an infamously powerful dark wizard.
Grindelwald’s goal is to lead a new Wizarding Order, with a strong belief in wizarding superiority of purebloods.
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Grindelwald was apprehended by MACUSA.
Jamie Campbell Bower will reprise his role from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 as young Grindelwald.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is out in cinemas on November 16, 2018