After last fall's successful start to the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them series of films, a sequel was naturally going to happen pretty quick. But with J.K. Rowling completing the script fairly recently, and with a lot of the film's talent being secured to return, the sequel is in pretty good shape for next year's release. Of course, when it comes to the wizarding world, it's hard to keep track of who's coming back and who's making their debut, so we here at CinemaBlend are glad to help clear that up with no problem whatsoever.
The following is a list of returning cast members who will be featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, as well as some of the new faces we know will be appearing in the world that will eventually lead to Harry Potter's legendary adventures. Be prepared, as the future will bring some old favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers to the already in production film.
Of course, what would Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 be without the most Hufflepuff of all Hufflepuffs, Newt Scamander? And what would Newt's return to the world of Magizoology be without actor Eddie Redmayne coming back to further live out the adventures of Scamander's quest to catalog magical creatures? To be fair, it could still be a fantastic adventure, but it wouldn't be the same without Redmayne's easy charm as the magical caregiver for creatures great and small.
Every duel has two sides, and the evil side has Gellert Grindelwald as its champion. Appearing at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp wowed everyone by being cast in the role of the lead antagonist for this series of five films. Though his return probably means no Colin Farrell in the sequel, one can only hope the mad wizard will reuse his disguise from the first film. One thing's for sure: Gridelwald has escaped from custody, and some additional help is definitely going to be needed.
Technically Zoe Kravitz's Leta Lestrange is a returning character, seeing as she's seen on camera in a photograph and discussed at length in Fantastic Beasts. But at the same time, she's a newcomer to the fold, seeing as this will be the first time she'll be acting as the character in a full capacity. Of course, the return of Newt's long-lost crush is going to complicate matters, seeing as someone else special to him is coming back around.