“Fantastic Beasts 2” Gets Bigger & Darker

It looks like the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” film series is going to follow in the footsteps of its “Harry Potter” predecessor with each subsequent entry getting darker and changing up tone somewhat.

Following last week’s unveiling of the cast for the second film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” further details are out for the franchise’s storyline. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer David Heyman detailed how the second film written by J.K. Rowling expands and improves upon the first:

“We delve deeper into Jo’s wizarding world – we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York – the world is expanding. As you can tell from the image, we’re following quite a few characters.

The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms – paternal, romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure.

We took all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of. Cinematically it’s more dynamic. The camera is more alive and much more immersive. It has a more contemporary cinematic approach.”

The photo reveal the other week has sparked some major conversations, most notably seen in debate over of Jude Law’s younger version of Albus Dumbledore. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opens late 2018.