‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Named Most Anticipated Fall Film

Aug 30, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney


This may be case of preaching to the Frog Choir, as they say, but the second Fantastic Beasts film we’ve been posting, and tweeting and reading about since the release of the the first Harry Potter prequel, has been named most anticipated movie of the 2018 fall theatrical season by online movie ticket service Fandango!

We surveyed. You picked. Agree?

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Along with the big prize, voted on by over 1,000 film fans, Eddie Redmayne, who Leaky had the privilege of interviewing on the set of Crimes of Grindelwald, was chosen as one of the top 5 most anticipated actors of the season. The Fantastic Beasts sequel was also voted fall’s most anticipated family movie, according to Entertainment Weekly though fans have heard numerous times that this film is much darker than the last and director David Yates went as far in our set visit interview as to describe it as a hybrid between a political thriller and a love story,

“a much more sensual film.”

Fandango managing editor Erik Davis had this to say about the results of the survey,  

“Moviegoers are particularly excited about the long-awaited return to Hogwarts in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.

We hear you Mr. Davis! Remember the social media frenzy that ensued after fans witnessed the Ministry apparate into Hogwarts grounds when the first trailer was released last spring?


For our readers who may possibly be interested in seeing something aside from a Wizarding World flick this fall, here are the complete results of the Fandango survey:

Fall’s Most Anticipated Movies:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)

Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2)

Venom (October 5)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (November 21)

A Star is Born (October 5)

Fall’s Most Anticipated Actresses:

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls)

Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween)

Keira Knightley (Colette, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms)

Claire Foy (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, First Man)

Fall’s Most Anticipated Actors:

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Tom Hardy (Venom)

Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Michael B. Jordan (Creed II)

Fall’s Most Anticipated Movie Duos:

Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)

Tiffany Haddish & Kevin Hart (Night School)

Ryan Gosling & Claire Foy (First Man)

Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor)

Jamie Lee Curtis & Nick Castle as Michael Myers (Halloween)

Fall’s Most Anticipated Horror Movies:

Halloween (October 19)

The Predator (September 14)

The Nun (September 7)

Suspiria (November 2)

Overlord (November 9)

Fall’s Most Anticipated Family Movies:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (November 21)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (November 9)

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (September 21)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (November 2)

And if, for some reason, you’ve been living in a Mountain Troll cave and somehow missed the second trailer from San Diego Comic Con, take a peek here:

If you’re reading this article, we’re guessing you agree with the Fandango survey results! Are you counting the days??

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters November 16. Full coverage of our visit to the Fantastic Beasts set can be found below:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Set Report Links

Art Department & Plot Run-Through with Martin Foley   | Walking the French Wizarding World: French Diagon Alley & the French Ministry   |  Props Department with Pierre Bohanna    | Interview with Director David Yates    | Interview with Producer David Heyman    |  Interview with Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander)    | Interview with Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander)    | Interview with Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone)    | Interview with Costume Designer Colleen Atwood    |    The Magical Creatures of Crimes of Grindelwald    |    Character Profiles: Trouble in Paris


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