Fantastic Beasts Sequel to Set 'Almost Entirely' in Paris

Posted 2017/11/21 0 0

Fantastic Beasts 2 is taking Harry Potter fans to a new location in the Wizarding World.


While the majority of the original movie took place in New York City, executive producer David Heyman confirmed another change in setting, with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald primarily taking place in Paris.

“[The film] almost entirely takes place in Paris,” Heyman confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.

Paris has not been seen in the franchise before, with the first Fantastic Beasts film being set in New York City and the original Harry Potter books and films taking place in London. “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 explained. “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.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

As he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause — elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler), but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set for a release on Nov. 16, 2018.