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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 is finally getting off the ground. While we won't actually catch the new movie until next year, Warner Bros. is finally starting to give us a few tidbits related to the upcoming flick. This includes a look at Newt Scamander's Ministry of Magic permit file, seemingly following the events in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You can take a good look at the permit application, below.
During the first Fantastic Beasts film, Newt Scamander featured prominently in a storyline that involved the character heading to New York City. His goal was to release a Thunderbird into its natural habitat in Arizona, and while the bird was eventually let loose, Newt had to deal with a slew of ministers in different countries, as well as the Magical Congress of the United States of America before we got to that point in the plot. Now, according to the official file, above, it looks as if his notice of travel permit is pending denial, as it calls him "uncooperative and evasive" regarding his last trip abroad.
Will the lack of a permit totally stop Newt Scamander? Unlikely. Will it cause him additional problems in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2? More likely.
We already know that Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 will more heavily focus on Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. The latter will apparently escape being imprisoned after the events in the first flick and will be joined by a henchman, Krall. Dumbledore will then team up with Newt (who is also mentioned to be born on February 24, 1897), who is now reportedly a published author. Tina and the rest of the gang will also become involved with tracking down Gellert Grindelwald. Inevitably, because we know Credence will be back for this movie (and will have a role that continues to grow), other shenanigans will also ensue.
We don't know a ton about Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2. The still-untitled project has already gotten off the ground and into production, but due to the magical world involved it will need a lot of post-production work. This means we won't catch the David Yates-directed project in theaters until November 16, 2018, which is over a year away. In the meantime, I can only imagine that Warner Bros. will be releasing plenty of other fun stuff to get us excited about the film.
Luckily, while we wait, we can tell you a little bit about what to expect from the upcoming film. If you'd like to know more, check out our what we know guide.