This is the title and release date of the next movie in the Fantastic Beasts series. Jude Law joins the series as young Dumbledore, Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander and Johnny Depp returns as Grindelwald. 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': Cast, title, and plot to Potter prequel revealed "Here’s the official summary: 'At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.' Directed by David Yates from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will apparate into theaters on Nov. 16, 2018."