WHO’S IN IT?

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), Alison Sudol (Between Us), Ezra Miller (Justice League), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), Callum Turner (Green Room), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), William Nadylam (Here and Now), Kevin Guthrie (Sunshine on Leith), Jude Law (Cold Mountain), Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Poppy Corby-Tuech (Una), Brontis Jodorowsky (El Topo), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (K-19: The Widowmaker), David Sakurai (Liza, the Fox-Fairy), Isaura Barbé-Brown (Candle to Water), Victoria Yeates (Magic Hour 4), Jessica Williams (Delivery Man), Derek Riddell (A Previous Engagement), Wolf Roth (Fleisch), Cornell John (Kidulthood), Fiona Glascott (The Duel)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

David Yates (The Legend of Tarzan), director; J.K. Rowling (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), writer, producer; David Heyman (Paddington 2), Steve Kloves (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) and Lionel Wigram (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), producers; James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games), composer; Philippe Rousselot (Big Fish), cinematographer; Mark Day (Ex Machina), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After dark wizard Grindelwald (Depp) escapes custody, he begins recruiting followers to carry out his agenda to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart his plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Redmayne) to help, but it proves to be a very trying task for the young wizard…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

After a muted – but still financially successful – first entry, here’s hoping that this Harry Potter spin-off series gets the ball rolling with this bigger and more expansive continuation of Newt Scamander’s story.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2018