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

With the imminent release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” JK Rowling has set the stage for the events that will unfold in the movie. In a recently released video, the author talked about the eventual escape of the villain, and also revealed the reason why everyone is heading to Paris.

In the new video [see below] Rowling revealed that by the start of the upcoming film Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been in a prison in New York for a few months. The Ministry of Magic will decide that he should be shifted to Europe to answer for the crimes he has committed there. That is when he escapes, which means that he may be free during the transfer.

The trailers of the film have already teased all the major characters converging in Paris. Rowling revealed that the reason for this is Credence (Ezra Miller), who has somehow managed to survive the terrible events of the first film. The big question for this character is a question of self-discovery to find out who he is.

Grindelwald will continue to try and manipulate the young wizard into serving his interests. The new video shows the villain to be confident that the path Credence has chosen will inevitably lead him to the dark wizard.

Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) also wants to find Credence, before he can do any more damage to himself and the others. He will send Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to Paris to find the young wizard. Law explained that his character is trying to manoeuvre to try and stop the rise of Grindelwald.

Rowling described the upcoming movie to be darker, in which everyone’s allegiances will start to get exposed. Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) pointed out that they are heading towards war, and everyone has to choose a side.

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