Johnny Depp will play a starring role alongside Eddie Redmayne in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a children’s fantasy film set in JK Rowling’s “wizarding world”, 70 years before Harry Potter enrols at Hogwarts.
The movies focus on the adventures of “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, the author of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is prescribed reading for students at Hogwarts, the school attended by Harry Potter in JK Rowling’s books.
The first film follows the events that unfold when some magical creatures are inadvertently released in 1920s New York.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in Australia on 17 November and in the UK and US on 18 November. The sequel is scheduled for release on 16 November 2018.