Today is a big day for Harry Potter fans. Not only has the official title for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel been unveiled — Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, if you must know — but there’s also a magical new photo of the cast to feast our eyes on.
The studio has been releasing some key details about the new movie over the past few months (like what the plot will be about back in July), but the image above is far and away the most revealing look at the next installment in Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) story. There’s a good look at young Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, as well as the film’s villain, Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Also zoom in to see Maledictus (Claudia Kim), a friend of Ezra Miller’s Credence who has a blood curse that destines her a life as a beast, and Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, who had a romantic history with Newt but is now engaged to his brother Theseus, played by Callum Turner.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been blessed with a photo from the sequel, however.
In October, the Fantastic Beasts Twitter account conjured up a photo of Newt’s application for a travel permit. The only problem? It’s marked with a big, fat “denied” stamp in the upper right corner. According to the people in charge at the Ministry of Magic, Newt is considered “uncooperative and evasive on reasons for last trip.” Apparently unleashing a horde of magical creatures on the streets of New York hasn’t earned him any friends, even if he did have a hand in stopping Grindelwald.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 4, 2017
If you look closely at the permit application, it lists his reason for travel as “personal.” Could he be attempting to visit American auror Tina (Katherine Waterston) after their bittersweet goodbye at the end of the first film? While we certainly hope so, we won’t know for sure until the sequel hits theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.