"The Crimes of Grindewald" is the first in what is expected to be another five films following Redmayne's character.
Casual fans of the Potter books and films may recall that Grindelwald was the "first Voldemort"-the dark wizard whom Dumbledore defeated, though did not kill, in battle". It is not known when the next film will be released. He first appeared in the Potter stories as the villain of Dumbledore's generation, and was expelled from Durmstrang for "twisted experiments" among other things.
Those versed in Potter lore will remember that Grindelwald rose to infamy as a dark wizard in Europe and was brought down by Dumbledore.
In New York, Grindelwald recruited a young man called Credence - plagued by a repressed, unsafe magical energy called an Obscurus - and tried to use him to expose the magical community to No-Majs.
It's a stylish tableau, confirming one big return we were hoping for, and also hinting at the relationships that will be a major part of the film.
The cast of the movie have also been revealed in a short teaser, which you can view above.
"The Crimes of Grindelwald", however, is centered on Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, who is Albus Dumbledore's longtime rival. She is "the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast", which makes her very different from any character we met in the first movie.
And it's not as if WB couldn't find a suitable replacement; they had one in the original Fantastic Beasts.
Not only did Harry Potter fans get a first-look cast photo and a full plot synopsis, but J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website also published a load of details about the film, its characters, and the impending drama fans can look forward to.
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