Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set photos show Young Newt and Dumbledore


An official set photo from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released, and now we have our first look at a young Newt.

We may have to wait until November for the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We don’t have to wait any longer to see some set photos and teasers, though!

A new exclusive photo from the film comes via Entertainment Weekly, and clearly, we are all going back to our Hogwarts days, even temporarily.

The newest look at the second Fantastic Beasts movie gives us our first look at a young Newt Scamander. We also get to see Jude Law as professor Albus Dumbledore beside him.

Clearly, this is a flashback scene, as we know Newt is headed to Paris after his New York adventures in the first Fantastic Beasts. However, based on Newt’s rather alarmed expression, whatever is happening at Hogwarts is perhaps not too great.

Though this is not our first look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, this is our first real look at a young Newt with Dumbledore. That means there is definitely something important about this scene. Considering what we know about Newt and his time at Hogwarts, we might even be looking at the scene that led to the young wizard’s expulsion from the school.

We know that Newt was a student at Hogwarts in 1908 and Dumbledore was his professor at the time. However, due to an incident in which another student’s life was put in danger thanks to a magical beast, Newt was kicked out of Hogwarts. Even if that expulsion came over the objections of Dumbledore.

In the second of a five-film series, we’ll get to learn more about young Newt and Dumbledore as they work together to try and stop Gellert Grindelwald, played by (insert frustrated groans here) Johnny Depp.

We will also meet new characters, including Newt’s former love interest Leta Lestrange, his brother Theseus Scamander, and other new additions to the universe.

Plus, fans of the first film’s main characters will also see their return. Jacob Kowalski appears to be back in action, despite being forced to forget about magic and his friends. This means more shenanigans, magic, and of course fantastical beasts are in our future.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters November 16.