Fantastic Beasts
A poster of "Fantastic Beasts 2." Fantastic Beasts/ Facebook

There’s going to be an interesting dynamic between Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gridelwald.” In a recent interview, Redmayne spoke about this relationship and what the fans can expect in the fight against the villain.

In an interview with Collider, Redmayne said that Law has a twinkle in his eyes that the character Dumbledore has, and this was apparently very important for writer J.K. Rowling. Dumbledore is a professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he once taught a talented Newt.

Redmayne described his character’s relationship with his former teacher as “sort of odd.” “I don’t know about you, but I find that thing with influential teachers at school, you know, when you then grow up and you sort of see them as human beings,” Redmayne said. He also added that the two characters have a “special relationship.”

Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was arrested towards the end of the first movie, but he will escape soon after. The next film will be about the beginning of the civil war in the wizarding world. While Gellert is at the head of one side, it will fall on Dumbledore to fight on the other.

Dumbledore will enlist the help of Newt in this fight. Redmayne said that his character has a unique skill set of empathising with broken people. Dumbledore will need his former student for this specific skill.

Credence (Ezra Miller) is also there in the film. Will Newt recruit him in the fight against Grindelwald?

Newt has also launched his book about magical beasts, and he has become quite famous. The young wizard has always had some trouble with the ladies, and he will find it difficult to deal with all this sudden and unexpected fame. On the bright side, wizards now understand magical creatures a little better after gaining some understanding about them, thanks to the book.