The makers of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ have revealed that filming has wrapped on the movie.
A short on-set teaser accompanies the tweet, captioned with: ‘That’s a wrap on
#FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald production! See you in 2018. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays’.
The clip features Alison Sudol dressed in character as Queenie, providing some bloopers as she struggles to use the clapperboard, before finally managing and announcing, “That’s a wrap!”
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) December 20, 2017
The first image for the film was released last month, introducing Jude Law as a young Dumbledore.
The film sees the return of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller and – controversially – Johnny Depp, whose character Gellert Grindelwald was introduced at the end of the first movie.
Some fans were outraged at Depp’s casting – following his ex-wife Amber Heard’s domestic violence claims against him – and threatened to boycott the movie. Depp denied all claims of domestic violence and the pair settled for an undisclosed amount in their divorce case.
‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ director David Yates defended the casting, saying: “Honestly, there’s an issue at the moment where there’s a lot of people being accused of things, they’re being accused by multiple victims, and it’s compelling and frightening.
“With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who took a pop at him and claimed something.”
JK Rowling also responded to the backlash, saying that while she was also “deeply concerned” during the allegations, she is now happy to have him in the movie, following the couple’s settlement.
“The agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected,” the ‘Harry Potter’ author wrote on her website, referring to Heard and Depp’s joint statement following the divorce case.
“Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.
However, Amber Heard responded to JK Rowling, accusing the author of picking and choosing certain lines from the couple’s statement and taking them out of context.