The world of Harry Potter continues to expand and its history continues to be written even after the end of the books.
In the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an often discussed but unseen character from the books will be joining Newt Scamander in the sequel. According to the Pottermore website, actor Brontis Jodorowsky has been cast as alchemist and creator of the Sorcerer’s Stone (Philosopher’s Stone if you’re in the UK) Nicolas Flamel. In the original novel, Flamel was a longtime friend of Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore. With Jude Law taking on the role of young Dumbledore, we could possibly see that friendship played out on-screen.
Jodorowsky has had roles in films like Endless Poetry and The Darkness. He will join Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in a new adventure that will reunite Newt with his friends from New York as they travel the globe. The film takes place in 1927, months after dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been captured and vowed to escape. After the wizard makes good on his promise, he begins to recruit others to his cause. The only person who might be able to stop him is his former friend Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).
In order to defeat Grindelwald and his followers, Dumbledore enlists the help of his former student Scamander and his friends Tina, Queenie and Jacob in a quest that takes them from New York to London to Paris.
J.K. Rowling has written the screenplay and David Yates, who directed the first film as well as four other Harry Potter films, will direct the sequel as well. The movie is already in production and is expected be released in theaters November 16, 2018.
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