In the wake of the news that a new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be getting underway pretty soon, we can’t help but wonder what number two will bring us. More adorable Nifflers? Newt Scamander saving the day again? Will No-Maj Jacob remember any of what happened in the last movie? And will Tina Goldstein continue her sassy Witch ways?
So many questions.
But luckily, a new casting call for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them on the Pottermore website has given us a few little clues into the new movie, and some of the new characters we can expect this time around.
We already know that Jude Law will be joining the cast as young Dumbledore (magical) and that Johnny Depp is on board as the young Gellert Grindelwald (epic) but we now know that the casting crew is looking for even younger versions of these famous wizards. They’re on the hunt for two male actors aged between 16 and 18 to play their younger selves – which we reckon will play out the incredible Dumbledore/Grindelwald backstory.
But the news doesn’t stop there. The casting call is also on the lookout for two male actors and one female actress between the ages of 13 and 16 to cloak up and take on the roles of mini-Newt Scamander, a new younger character called Sebastian, and a young Leta Lestrange.
The casting call goes on to state that applicants need not have any previous acting experiences (so we could witness the birth of the next generation of witches and wizards). However, the new actors do need to be eligible to work in the UK and be ready and available to shoot between the months of August and November this year.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (although the official title is set to be different) will be released in November 2018 – anyone have a Time-Turner so we can skip forward a little?