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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

CG: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, which is entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Calendar and Dates

The story begins six months after the events of the first film, which was early December 1926.

  • The Circus Arcanus played its last performance in New York on December 13, after which they packed up and headed for France.
  • Grindelwald escapes from MACUSA custody in early June 1927.
  • Newt visits the Ministry in September 1927.
  • The first flashback is 17 years earlier, 1910, when Newt and Leta are 13 years old.
  • The second flashback is 14 years earlier, 1913, when Newt and Leta are 16 years old.
  • The sequence when Credence and Corvus Jr are infants on the ship which sinks takes place in 1901.
  • The sequence showing Corvus Sr Imperiousing Laurena away from her husband takes place in 1896.

Interesting facts and notes

Pre-release facts:

The story picks up shortly after the last film. Grindelwald escapes from MACUSA custody and travels to Europe, apparently through a connection with the Circus Arcanus. Graves in the first film was seen with a poster for the Circus which is scheduled to close in New York on December 13 and go on to Europe.

The Circus Arcanus is owned by a man named Skender. One of the human oddities on display in the circus is the "Enchanting Snake Woman," who might possibly be the unnamed character played by Claudia Kim. She is listed as Maledictus and is said to have a blood curse which forces her over time to transform into a snake. Fans theorize that she might be Nagini in younger, human form.

Credence survived the first film and appears in the second.

Newt Scamander's old flame, Leta Lestrange, is his brother's fiancee. His brother is head of the Auror Department at the Ministry of Magic. The trailer for the film reveals that Leta is Credence's half sister.

Albus Dumbledore calls on Newt to help recapture Grindelwald. Tina, Queenie, and Jacob also become involved as the story moves to London and Paris.

Several of the new characters in this film have names of known Death Eaters: Travers and Rosier.

Other new characters will portray Dumbledore and Grindelwald as teenagers.

Characters Introduced

Films and plays
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Dimensions 134 min
Alternate Title Fantastic Beasts 2
Abbreviation CG: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Canonicity Primary Canon


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