Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fantastic Beasts News - Cast interviews, Young Newt and more

"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." - David Heyman producer
There's a new teaser video  with some new footages and cast quotes.
Eddie's message for SyFy fans: "...This one you won't want to miss."

Rowling: "I think that people will be very surprised; having seen the first movie. 
It’s got a very different feeling. We are now getting into the meat of the story."

E.R.: "It’s (TCOG) taking these characters that you’ve met to characteristics and
histories that were hinted at in the first film really being torn back and explored."

J.K. Rowling: "Things are becoming much more complicated and
people’s allegiances are now being exposed; and that I suppose is
the thing that interests me most in human nature." (via)

“Leta, it’s one of those relationships where there was definitely great love there,” 
Eddie Redmayne, who plays grown-up Newt, tells EW. “But was it ever a full-blown 
relationship? I don’t know. But certainly, she’s somebody who has touched him hugely.
At the beginning of this film you realize she’s now in a relationship with Newt’s brother
so, of course, that comes with great complications.” - Eddie Redmayne (EW)...

Young Newt and Dumbledore is revealed in Entertainment Weekly in this new photo 
(Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros) from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The younger version of Newt will be played by Joshua Shea in flashbacks.
EW: First look at Young Newt in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

EW: Jude Law breaks silence on playing young Dumbledore
I think he admires in Newt this sense of moral code that he will always do the
right thing because he can’t do anything but the right thing. I think he likes that
Newt finds beauty in beasts because I think occasionally Dumbledore feels like
a beast. And there’s a master and mentee kind of relationship. And Newt isn’t
afraid to say when he thinks Dumbledore is wrong, it’s not servitude.

What are Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and Yusuf
Kama (William Nadylam) talking about? (source: @GrindelwaldFilm on Twitter)
New still revealed by IGN (credit Warner Bros)

(Two interview videos with transcript)

Ezra Miller is likely will be taking part in Comic Con 2018 - read more here
Warner Bros will host a panel in Hall H on 21st July from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

OPEN BAR FOR VIP at SDCC - Thursday night party featuring @dantebasco (RUFIO)
on DJ! And appearances by Fantastic Beasts star DAN FOGLER (@danfogler ) doing his
@danfogler_4dxpodcast before the party and @gregcipes (TEEN TITANS’ BEASTBOY)
will be there as well! Ticket are available here (source: @nerdslikeus on IG)
JULY 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (cource: sdccblog)

ComicCon 2018 preview in Entertainmen Weekly - Illustration by Livia Cives

(source: @GrindelwaldFilm on Twitter)

Wimbledon Men’s Final Day on July 15, 2018

Eddie Redmayne, Hannah Bagshawe and Tom Hiddleston arrives at Wimbledon Tennis for 
Men’s Final Day on July 15, 2018 in London, England. Source: Torrilla via maryxglz

short video posted by@eddieredmayne_is_perfect

Hugh Grant, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston in the Royal Box at the
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London.
source: Torilla on Weibo via maryxglz.tumblr.com

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P.S.: It seems like Eddie was on vacation in France recently.

Friday, July 13, 2018

BuzzFeed Fantastic Fan Q & A (NEW!)

Last week, BuzzFeed people had the opportunity to meet with the stars of Fantastic Beasts: The
Crimes Of Grondelwald, Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston, to get some info about the
upcoming sequel. Fans submitted a wide variety of queries, and some of them got answer for
their questions. You can read the full interview here.

Eddie on the Newt-Tina relationship: "There was so much hope at the end of the last film,
but there’s miscommunication....It’s desperate because they’re sort of pining for each other,
but things have gone awry. Part of this film is about them re-finding each other...
We were quite excited at the end of the last film. We thought, Oh my god, we’re going to get
to have a lot of fun working together on this film! And then the script arrived and it became
clear that it wasn’t going to be that easy. We’re going to have to work for this romance."

On the sequel: "It’s so much darker than the last one. I think Jo loves that. In fact, I think
she even said that to me on set. She was like, 'I just love it when it gets darker.'...
I love that she has such an extraordinary imagination for plot. It’s so tightly wound, this
story, that you have to pick apart each element of it. It feels like an extraordinary puzzle.”

On Newt: "...One of the lovely things that I adore about Newt is that he’s just completely
his own person – he doesn’t get pulled in to become a member of the tribe. People are always
trying to recruit him, but he’s his own person. And yet, actually, the stakes get so high in this
film that it’s really him questioning whether he can continue doing that or whether at some
point you have to engage."

"As for Dumbledore, he and Newt have always had this kind of wonderful master/apprentice
quality and there’s kind of a joy between them. But Dumbledore’s sly. Dumbledore’s been
recruiting Newt a little bit, and he certainly does in this film. I suppose the reason he’s
pulled to engage is because the stakes are so high. That Grindelwald dude is causing havoc."

On the reuniting of the fantastic four: "Those first early days when we come back to
work, there’s no work happening. It’s just life catch-up and David Yates occasionally going,
“OK, there’s work going on here, team. Enough with the banter.”...The idea of the quartet...
I think, momentarily, the band has been disbanded."

Eddie and Katherine also talked about the filming with beasts, the relationship 
of the Scamander brothers, the most magical moment on set and more...
Here's the link again:
The post includes a six minute video of Eddie and Katherine answering some
of the questions, and some beautiful photos by Laura Gallant.