Although the matter was ultimately settled in August 2016, JK Rowling - the writer of the Harry Potter series and this new movie - and the movie's producers have had to speak out to defend their decision to keep him aboard, particularly amid the growing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
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Zoe Kravitz also appears as the mysterious Leta Lestrange, after having a cameo in the first film.
Warner Bros. Pictures' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five all-new adventures in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World™.
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Returning for the sequel is Katherine Waterston as Porpetina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Newt's muggle friend Jacob Kowalski, and Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, who seems to have survived his apparent death in the previous movie. 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.
The teaser opens on a familiar sight: the iconic bridge and spires of Hogwarts, where a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is confronted by MACUSA investigators who are hot on Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) trail.
His appearance in the film was marred by controversy past year when a number of fans of the wizarding franchise expressed their disappointment in his return after he was accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016. Assigning the task to Newt because "I can't move against Grindelwald; it has to be you".
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is due for release in November.