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

A new featurette video of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been released online. The video shows interviews with some of the cast and crew members, including a few comments by “Harry Potter” book series author JK Rowling, who has written the script of the upcoming film.

Ever since the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise of movies began, the fans of the “Harry Potter” series have enjoyed getting back into that magical world. Now, there is more to look forward to as the upcoming film will take the viewers back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The new featurette that has been released online [see below] shows Rowling saying that she loved going back to Hogwarts. The writer said that the school will feel familiar to “Harry Potter” fans. The only difference is the teachers there.

The “Fantastic Beasts” movies are set in a time well before the events in the “Harry Potter” movies. However, the Hogwarts school has a long history and has been around for a long time. Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) may not be seen in the iconic school because his character will be seen in a flashback, with a younger Newt learning from Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).

Redmayne teased that the “Harry Potter” stories will begin to weave themselves into the new story that is currently being told.

The cast and crew returned to familiar locations like Lacock Abbey, where three of the “Harry Potter” movies were filmed. Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) called the filming the “ultimate childhood fantasy.” Law, who has also watched the movies, said that it was like an “out of body experience” to be inside these movies.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been directed by David Yates. It will be released on Nov. 15 in Australia. The cast members include Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald).

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