Later this year, J.K. Rowling will invite fans back into her Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. This may not be the same as another novel in the Harry Potter series, but readers will get to enjoy the new prequel story in written form when the screenplay book is released.
Earlier this week, the cover for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay was unveiled online, and it offers up several tantalizing hints about the story. This tale will build upon the conclusion of the first Fantastic Beasts as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald makes good on his threat to escape custody. To stop Grindelwald, the young Albus Dumbledore will recruit Newt Scamander and lead him on a dangerous journey to Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is prominently featured in the image, and the Nifflers and the Bowtruckles represent the creatures from Scamander’s menagerie. And in between the black cats is the familiar image of the Deathly Hallows; which were the three magical items that were extremely important in the final Harry Potter novel.
Two Phoenixes appear to be coming out of the Eiffel Tower, and there may also be smaller phoenixes sitting on the heads of the two women facing each other on the far ends of each side. More ominously, the Dark Mark can be seen above Rowling’s name.
Entertainment Weekly has theorized that the locket with the initials “N.F.” belong to Nicolas Flamel, the French scribe who was believed to have discovered the Philosopher's Stone in the 14th century. That seems like a very good guess, considering that Brontis Jodorowsky will play Flamel in the film.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay will be released on Friday, November 16, alongside the film.
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