Newt Scamander carries a wand, practices magic, and works for the Ministry of Magic even though he was expelled from Hogwarts, which puzzled several fans online especially since Hagrid wasn't afforded those liberties. J.K. Rowling explained that the reason for this will be revealed throughout the series.
Zoë Kravitz's character, Leta Lestrange, is expected to have a much larger part in this film. The Lestrange family has a very notable reputation in the wizarding world, where the series previously featured Bellatrix Lestrange (played by Helena Bonham Carter), who married into the family, and to a lesser extent, her husband Rodolphus and his brother Rabastan. They are one of the original Sacred Twenty-Eight (truly pureblood families) and are known for their extreme wealth, pureblood supremacy, and practice of the Dark Arts. A few members of the family even become Death Eaters.
Filming began in January 2017. On Twitter, J.K. Rowling announced that Alison Sudol would return, alongside the already confirmed Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston.
J.K. Rowling has confirmed on Twitter that Newt Scamander will be the main character in the following movies.
J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Newt Scamander will be the main character in the next movie, even though David Heyman said otherwise.
Although Theseus is the older brother of Newt, Eddie Redmayne, who played Newt, is 8 years older than Callum Turner who portrayed his brother Theseus in the film.
Jude Law previously appeared in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with previous Dumbledore Michael Gambon. He also appeared in Road to Perdition with Ciaran Hinds, who played his brother Aberforth. In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows he works with Jared Harris, son of previous Dumbledore Richard Harris. And in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, he worked with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell.