Entertainment Weekly revealed this image from the upcoming movie, from a flashback scene featuring Newt as a Hogwarts student with Dumbledore by his side. In the first film, audiences learned Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts after endangering someone’s life in an incident involving one of those fantastic beasts. Judging by this photo, we’ll learn more about Newt’s ill-fated stint at Hogwarts in the new film.
The sequel takes place in Paris, where a grown-up Newt (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with Dumbledore to stop the notorious wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). The movie introduces new characters, such as Newt’s older brother, Theseus (Callum Turner), and Newt’s good friend Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz).
The film also features returning characters Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).