Return of the Beasts

November 9, 2018
COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the beasts are not simply magical creatures. They are heroes—and targets. The film was written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. It is the second Fantastic Beasts movie in a planned series of five. It opens on November 16.

Actor EDDIE REDMAYNE plays Newt Scamander. He’s a quirky wizard who has spent his life rescuing and caring for magical creatures. Newt steps in to help restore order after a powerful wizard named Gellert Grindelwald escapes from prison and unleashes a plan to rule over all non-magical beings.

Redmayne says The Crimes of Grindelwald teaches an important lesson. “All creatures need understanding,” he told TFK Kid Reporter Maria Suarez. “This film is about empathy for any person or creature.” With empathy, he adds, “you can see where they come from, and hopefully open your heart to them.”

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