It has been confirmed that FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD will take place almost entirely in Paris!
Though the first Fantastic Beasts film opened up the world of American magic, it appears like we will be moving back to Europe in the second film. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, whose title was just revealed last week, will take place “almost entirely in Paris” according to executive producer David Heyman.
We already knew that the film would have scenes in New York (where the first film took place), London, and Paris, but it was unclear until now exactly how much time we’d be spending in each place. Hopefully the reveal that Paris will be the main location of the movie means that we’ll get some insight into French wizardry, and maybe even catch up with some Beaubatons students. We’ve never seen wizardry in Paris as we have in New York and London. The possibilities are exciting and endless.
Previously, Heyman discussed the film, giving fans high hopes by saying that it is even better than the first:
“We delve deeper into [J.K. Rowling’s] wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding,” Heyman says. “As you can tell from the [cast photo], we’re following quite a few characters. The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal, romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of.”
I, for one, can’t wait to find out what Paris will bring to the already magical Fantastic Beasts world. We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we? Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theatres on November 16th, 2018.