World gets first glimpse at new Fantastic Beasts movie

Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts hits theaters next November

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SAN ANTONIO – New information has been revealed for the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

The official Twitter page for Fantastic Beasts has been teasing things here and there, like Wednesday when a photo of two wands was posted.

One is the elder wand, which any true Potterhead knows Albus Dumbledore won from Gellert Grindelwald in a 1945 battle.

The other is Dumbledore’s wand so it’s semi-safe to assume there will be a major magic-filled duel in the upcoming movie.

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More amazing news? The title of the movie was released Thursday and fans only have to wait one more year for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

The second installment in the five-part series hits theaters Nov. 16, 2018.

Take a look at the cast below.

Notable additions to the cast are Jude Law, who will be playing a young Dumbledore, and Zoe Kravitz, who will be playing Leta Lestrange.

Callum Turner is set to play the role of protagonist Newt Scamander’s older brother Theseus.

The character of Credence will also return, according to the Pottermore website.

He can be seen in the cast ensemble photo sitting next to a character known as “Maledictus” who suffers from a blood curse that will eventually turn her into a beast.

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365 days and counting until we can watch the next franchise installment.


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