Infinity War isn’t the only major sequel hitting theaters next year. No, not Ant-Man and the Wasp — think outside the MCU, people! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is arriving next fall, reuniting Eddie Redmayne’s Newt with Katherine Waterston’s Tina, and Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski with Alison Sudol’s Queenie, and — hopefully — us with that cute little Niffler. More importantly, it’s introducing Jude Law’s Hot Dumbledore to the Harry Potter universe. (And, ugh, fine, that Grindelwald dude will be there, too.)
Leave it to Marvel to drop some awesome news on this sleepy Thanksgiving eve, and they’re definitely giving us all something to be thankful for: Jude Law has signed on to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, which marks Larson’s big — and highly-anticipated — MCU debut. Depending on your particular feelings about such things, you may be disappointed or thrilled to learn that he won’t be playing her love interest.
We’ve got a good news, bad news situation here, friends. First, the good news — which is actually great news: An official casting announcement for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has apparated online, revealing several new and returning cast members for Newt Scamander’s next adventure. Among the newcomers are a pair of mysterious roles played by Jessica Williams and Claudia Kim.
Woody Allen isn’t going to let the fact that his most recent movie has yet to premiere stop him from lining up a cast for his next one. Wonder Wheel is set to close this year’s New York Film Festival, and he’s already got his eye on his next movie, which is still untitled and without an official plot. A squad of young folks — Selena Gomez, Timothee Chalamet, and Elle Fanning — have already joined up, and today it was announced that Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber will also star.
Netflix premieres enough original series week-to-week that you’d be forgiven a few lost in the shuffle. That said, did we know Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith were dropping a bonkers New York-inspired anime featuring Jude Law, Susan Sarandon and more? You have to see this Neo Yokio trailer.
Last year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them left some questions unanswered — namely, where to find the fantastic beasts. The film never made good on the explicit promise of its title, its best guess at where the fantastic beasts might be located landing somewhere around “all over the place.” As such, a sequel was all but necessary, in the hopes that it can finally clarify the movements and settling patterns of fantastic beasts. (That, and the first movie made over $800 million.) And as principal photography got rolling in England this morning, new plot details and casting notices have been made public, though none brings us any closer to a workable knowledge of fantastic beasts, and/or where to find them.
Whether or not you watched the actual HBO series, we all had our fun with the various memes around Jude Law’s The Young Pope. Lenny Bellardo himself was left in dire straits by the finale, and it seems The New Pope may take his place, as HBO announces a successor series.