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Zoe Kravitz confirmed for second Fantastic Beasts

2016-11-22 22:00

Los Angeles - Zoe Kravitz has a bigger part in the second instalment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The 27-year-old actress plays Leta Lestrange, a witch who has a "close relationship" with lead character Newt Scamander, in the Harry Potter spin-off and only had a minor role in the first movie of the five-part series.

However, the film's director David Yates says we will see "a bit more" of the "confused" girl, who has a "power" over Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he is still "in love" with her.

Asked if Zoe will return in the second movie, David told CinemaBlend: "Yes. Leta Lestrange [Zoe] comes into the second movie.

"She's quite complicated and damaged and confused, and Newt is absolutely still in love with her.

"So, she has a kind of power over him, and she, yeah, she's a kind of tragic figure, so we will see a bit more of her in the second movie."

It's also confirmed that Eddie, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller will return for the sequel.

And Johnny Depp has an important role as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

Professor Albus Dumbledore will also appear in the series.

A younger version of the late Hogwarts headmaster - who was originally portrayed in the Harry Potter series by the late Richard Harris, before Sir Michael Gambon took over following the actor's death from cancer - is currently being sought for the second film in the series, which is set in 1920s New York City.

David previously revealed: "In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He's got a couple of good scenes with Newt... We're discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good."

The details of the second in the planned five-part series - which is scheduled for release in 2018 - have not been released, but it is known that it "moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world."

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 is slated for release on 16 November 2018. 

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