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Your essential guide to the Fantastic Beasts universe


Magical sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in Cineworld this November, continuing the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

It's the follow-up to 2016 hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which author-screenwriter J.K. Rowling took us back to the pre-Harry Potter years. In anticipation of the film's arrival on 16th November, we're recapping the essential characters and locations for all you no-maj's out there.

The Fantastic Beasts story so far...

Need to get up to speed? Help is at hand as we run down the events of Newt's first blockbuster adventure.

Click here to recap the storyline of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Newt Scamander

Our boyish, wizardly guide to all the fantastical fauna conjured up by the extraordinary mind of J.K. Rowling.

Click here for the lowdown on Newt Scamander.

Leta Lestrange

She's the mysterious figure lurking in Newt's past, and has an important role to play in The Crimes of Grindelwald. But who exactly is Leta?

Click here for everything you need to know about Leta Lestrange.

Stay tuned to this blog post for updates on the most exciting corners of the Fantastic Beasts universe, including Albus Dumbledore, dark wizard Grindelwald, the return of Hogwarts and lots more.

Can't wait for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? Let us know @Cineworld.