‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel and release date confirmed

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Warner Bros. has announced the release date for a sequel to upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The first movie is due in cinemas later this year and began filming last summer in Leavesden, England.

Directed by David Yates, who helmed the final four Harry Potter movies, the all-new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by JK Rowling, who has made her screenwriting debut.

Watch the recent Comic-Con trailer…

Yates will return to direct Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 (working title), which will arrive on 16 November 2018, Den of Geek reports.

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Doctor Who star Matt Smith was briefly linked to the role last year.

The cast also includes Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence, Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity, young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty, and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Graves.

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The first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie will be released in cinemas worldwide on 18 November.

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