The wizarding gang (and Jacob) will also head to Paris, which is where Grindelwald tries to take refuge in the books and film. However, who else will be whipping out their wands for the sequel in 2018?
David Yates, who helmed four Harry Potter films and the first "Fantastic Beasts", is set to return to the director's seat for the next instalment with Rowling penning the script for the story which is set in 1927.
The project is still now unnamed, but some of the plot details have been released just in time for the film to begin production. (Her relationship to Bellatrix Lestrange is unclear.) "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "The Dark Tower" actress Claudia Kim will play a circus performer, while Callum Turner joins the spell-casting as Newt's brother. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell. As always, Albus Dumbledore will be there to fight this evil. The role was played in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002) by Richard Harris, but upon the actor's death in 2002 the role was recast with Michael Gambon for the remaining six films.
In addition to Law, and after a brief appearance at the end of the original film, #JohnnyDepp will once again be getting out the peroxide to play the villainous Grindelwald. Rowling has previously revealed that Dumbledore was once in love with Grindelwald, so might we see romantic sparks fly in the sequel? In fact, Fantastic Beasts 2 will be a globetrotting adventure: here are all the details on plot, new characters and brand-new locations. Seriously, just bring back Colin Farrell. William Nadylam plays a wizard named Yusuf Kama.
"But Dumbledore will need help..." and the help comes from Newt and his friends. In those months, Grindelwald has somehow escaped, allowing him to amass even more followers to his cause of wizard superiority over Muggles, or No-Majs, as the Americans call them. The task of catching the dark wizard falls on Newt and Grindewald's former acquaintance Albus Dumbledore. But the effort to stop Grindelwald will "test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly unsafe and divided wizarding world", Warner Bros. said.
Pottermore marked the start of filming by unveiling a few new details: Scenes will take place in Paris, London, and NY. Five films in all in the series are planned.