The Fantastic Beasts saga is set to continue next year.
Warner Bros. announced the release date for the follow-up to J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Wednesday morning. The film will hit theaters exactly one year from tomorrow: November 16, 2018.
The date was announced on Twitter, alongside a photo of two wands:
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 15, 2017
Harry Potter fans should recognize the wand on the left as the Elder Wand — the wand that Albus Dumbledore uses throughout the Harry Potter series. As for the wand to the right… well, that’s more of a mystery. It should be noted that Dumbledore doesn’t become master of the Elder Wand until after his infamous duel with Gellert Grindelwald, an event that has not yet been explored on the big screen. So it seems likely that we may see Grindelwald brandishing the Elder Wand in this next film. Does that mean the wand to the right belongs to Dumbledore — or perhaps someone else entirely?
The photo seems to highlight Dumbledore’s and Grindelwald’s importance in Rowling’s original film series. Jude Law is set to appear as a younger version of Dumbledore in this upcoming installment, and Grindelwald had a significant role in the previous film.