Although a minor character in the Harry Potter series proper, Grindlewald did appear in the Deathly Hallows films, with Jamie Campbell Bower playing him in flashbacks and portraits, and Michael Byrne in present day. Yates praised Depp as his choice for the new incarnation of the role, saying, “He’s fearless; he’s imaginative; he’s ambitious. We thought he would do something fun and special.”


The director also confirmed a few other details about the sequel—one of four that Rowling is reportedly working on—noting that it will take place largely in Paris, and that Ezra Miller’s character Credence would play a major role.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hits theaters on Friday, November 18.

[via Collider]