‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ New Images Prompt Further Speculation!

Sep 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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New images of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are popping up online left, right and centre, so to keep you updated, we’re bringing them all together to make sure you don’t miss a thing. From glimpse of Newt’s book release and his basement in upcoming Fantastic Beasts film companion book previews to an exclusive reveals of a new image, it’s clear we’re rapidly nearing the film’s November 16th release date!

SPOILER WARNING: Needless to say, if you’re trying to keep your knowledge of the film to trailer-only, this might not be the article for you.

First up, a new image of Newt and Theseus in a new Crimes of Grindelwald image revealed by Total Film:


The piece also includes and interview with Callum Turner and Eddie Redmayne, who discuss Theseus and Newt’s relationship:

“To explore the relationship with Newt was exciting for me – someone who’s super-successful and generous”

Ezra complained about not getting to go to Hogwarts in this film during our on set interview with him, but rather than accept they wouldn’t be going to Hogwarts, Callum and Eddie decided to take matters into their own hands:

“Callum and I weren’t invited to Hogwarts,” laughs Redmayne. “So we stole in ourselves and took illegal selfies.”

Jude Law also shares a core theme of the film (David Heyman previously told us identity and family are both central, too), explaining that we’ll see Dumbledore as a troubled young man:

 “Dumbledore trusts people who always make the right choice […] There’s a part of him also that thinks he has a monster inside of him. Newt is someone who can have affection for monsters. That’s a theme that runs through the whole film – people facing the monster inside.”

Read the full piece in Total Film Magazine‘s latest issue (which hits shelves today), and see another exclusive image of Eddie and Callum on set with David Yates  from our set visit below:


Fantastic Beasts Film Series Twitter account have also picked up on some new images from Trends international merchandise, showing Jacob, Leta and Tina in the mausoleum, Grindelwald holding his hand out to Leta, an image of Credence and the Maledictus, and more!


They also picked up on a (very) short new clip, showing Flamel fighting Grindelwald in the amphitheatre!


If that wasn’t enough, new images associated with upcoming Fantastic Beasts publications released recently, giving further glimpses of Crimes of Grindelwald, including concept art of Newt’s basement:

Lights, Camera, Magic!: The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Publisher: Harper Design

Release Date & Order Links: November 16th (in the U.S. AND in the U.K.)


Go behind-the-scenes of Crimes of Grindelwald and see a few never-before-seen shots in this exclusive volume containing sections on Costume, Set Design, Make-up, Special Effects & Props, as well as profiles of the key characters and revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and many others involved in the filming process. Interviews with David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, and Colleen Atwood help narrate the journey to creating Crimes of Grindelwald, along with detailed photographs. This is Warner Bros’ “definitive adult companion book to the film”!

A few new preview images released on Amazon show some new shots from Crimes of Grindelwald, including Grindelwald’s cell in MACUSA (and more on his escape scene):

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An image of a newspaper announcing the date of Grindelwald’s planned move from the basement prison of MACUSA to a prison in Europe (during which he escapes) is also glimpsed, which also announces Tina’s reinstatement as Auror for MACUSA:

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We also see a shot of Newt at his book release – there’s that new cover again! You’ll see that MinaLima discuss its design in the interview notes on this page, too. Newt’s pictured with his assistant, Bunty (Victoria Yeates), his brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), and Newt’s childhood sweetheart, Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz).  This image will have “unfortunate repercussions when Tina sees it” (assumedly due to Leta’s presence at the event!), and required the set of Flourish and Blotts to be built all over again! Newt quickly becomes an overnight sensation, as we know from our interview with Eddie Redmayne on the set of Crimes of Grindelwald, and on these pages we also see a few newspaper clippings illustrating his fame: 81-1oXy1MiL

During our interview with Supervising Art Director Martin Foley on set of Crimes of Grindelwald, we learnt that we’d be seeing Newt’s basement ‘magical menagerie’ at his home, looked after by Bunty. In one of the preview images for this book we see the concept art for this set, which shows the moving staircases (which Newt used to pay homage to Hogwarts), the replica of his shed at the centre, various magical creatures, and various alcoves showing a variety of habitats – how Newt created this, we have no idea, but he’s truly a remarkable wizard:


Another character we’ re looking forward to seeing is Dumbledore’s close friend and creator of the Philosopher’s Stone (which we also learned will appear in the film during our interview with Head of Props, Pierre Bohanna), alchemist Nicolas Flamel. Costume Designer Colleen Atwood spoke about creating his ‘ancient laboratory’ look for the film in our interview with her, and in this preview of the book, we see Hair and Makeup wizard Fae Hammond (who appeared on Dan Fogler’s podcast earlier this year) discuss creating his ancient appearance further, as well as creating other characters’ looks, such as Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalzki, and Leta Lestrange – no detail is left unchecked, as David Yates is a fan of close-up shots, apparently!


We see Newt and Tina in the French Ministry (Les Ministère Des Affaires Magiques De La France), and we’re told that we’ll see three Ministries in Crimes of Grindelwald: MACUSA, Les Ministère, and The Ministry of Magic! There’s a short paragraph about the hearing Newt attends (we first heard of this in our meeting with Pierre Bohanna, where he showed us the ‘unmanned quill’ mentioned in this short clipping). It appears Newt’s in trouble, again!


Finally, there’s a shot of Theseus and Leta, next to a clipping where Callum Turner discusses Theseus’s  differences to his brother. He discussed this more in our interview with him on set, but we’re particularly intrigued by his descriptions of learning to use a wand “like a whip”, and the fact that he and Eddie Redmayne grew up literally ten minutes from each other! 71r5aPrqchL

What do you make of the new images?


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic

Publisher: Harper Design

Release Date & Order Links: October 2nd (U.S. and U.K.)


This volume reveals untold stories from the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and offers a sneak peak at Crimes of Grindelwald, including interviews with actors and filmmakers, details on costumes, effects and more. Mimicking the newspapers in the films designed by MinaLima, this text will also include a color ‘Late Edition’ that offers “early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

A few preview images are now available, which shows the style of the book, and a few interviews, with David Yates and David Heyman on Grindelwald’s mission, Katherine Waterston on Tina Goldstein, MinaLima about creating props, Pablo Grillo, Robin Guiver on Puppeteering, and J.K. Rowling on the screenplay!

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The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date & Order Links: November 16th (U.S. and U.K.)


Giving an exclusive look inside the art departments behind Crimes of Grindelwald – led by Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig – this publication will give insights into the filmmaking journey from an artistic perspective, including interviews, photos and more – and it now has a front cover!

“Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, and sumptuously printed with ‘magical effects’ and enhanced with unique removables, this finely crafted book – officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products – presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.”

The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Publisher: Harper Design

Release Date & Order Links: November 16th (U.S. and U.K.) – pre-order a signed copy from MinaLima’s online store here.


As previously reported by Leaky, this full-color companion to Crimes of Grindelwald designed by MinaLima and containing a foreword by Jude Law (who will portray young Albus Dumbledore). We’re promised some surprises in the book (including several removable facsimile reproductions of props and special effects from the movie), as well as filmmaking secrets, behind-the-scenes photography, and stories from the cast and crew.



Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries, and Magic Audiobook

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing / Audible

Release Date & Order Links: November 16th (pre-order here)


This newly announced audiobook narrated by Dan Fogler is written by documentary maker Hana Walker-Brown and journalist Mark Salisbury, and produced by Pottermore Publishing with Audible Originals and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The audio documentary will take “listeners on an audio adventure around the backlot of Leavesden Studios, into rehearsals and workshops.”, and will feature Dan’s co-stars, Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, and more!

See more upcoming publications in the wizarding world in our complete guide, and be sure to check out our full set visit report to make sure you’re up to date with Crimes of Grindelwald! Not long to go now! We’ll be bringing you up-close to a VIP fan event this Monday 24th September in New York City, as Leaky reports live with the cast and creative of Crimes of Grindelwald ahead of the release of the FINAL TRAILER – look out for our coverage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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