Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 16, 2018
Director: David Yates
Written by: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Johnny as: Gellert Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is often referred to as Fantastic Beasts 2 as it is the second installment and sequel to the first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). The movie is produced by Heyday Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Belonging to the Harry Potter series, it is the tenth movie of the saga and is originally written author J.K. Rowling. Principal photography of the movie began at Warner Bros. Pictures Studios, Leavesden in July 2017.

The powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.


Johnny’s Role
Role: Gellert Grindelwald
An infamous powerful dark wizard who caused mass violence, terror and chaos around the globe, seeking to lead a new Wizarding Order, with a strong belief in wizarding superiority. He shared a summer long, deep, and mysterious relationship with Albus Dumbledore as a teenager, until tragedy struck.

Official Trailer

Fact & Trivia

  • » In July 2016, it was confirmed that J.K. Rowling was going to write the screenplays for the movies.
  • » On November 01, 2016 it was announced that Johnny was going to be a part of the cast, which was later revealed to be Grindelwald.
  • » Johnny filmed a small role as Grindelwald for the first movie.
  • » Shooting began July 03, 2017.
  • » Shooting wrapped on December 20, 2017.