The FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Sequel casts new characters including Nicholas Flamel!
It was announced on Thursday that Brontis Jodorowsky will be joining the cast of the next Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film as alchemist Nicholas Flamel. Flamel is a name that Potter fans will recognize, as he is the alchemist that discovered the Elixer of Life and is mentioned in the Philosopher’s Stone.
Flamel is just the first in a long list of new characters joining the film. Only a few names have been revealed so far, but some of them may be familiar. Wolf Roth will be joining the cast as Spielman; Victory Yeates has been cast as Bunty; Derek Riddell will play Torquil Travers; Poppy Corby-Tuech will play Rosier; and Cornell S John has been cast as Arnold Guzman. The names “Travers” and “Rosier” should sound familiar to Potter fans, as those surnames belong to two Death Eaters in the books.
The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams and Fiona Glascott have also joined the cast, however their roles have not been revealed yet.
The new cast members will join the returning main cast from the first film: Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski). It has also been confirmed that Carmen Ejogo who played MACUSA President Seraphina Picquery will be returning.
Other new cast members for this film include Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Zoë Kravitz, who appeared in photograph form in the first film, as Leta Lestrange, and Callum Turner as Newt’s Brother, Theseus.
With the cast getting larger, this really is shaping up to be a fantastic film.
The next Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film is slated for release on November 16, 2018.