Today has been totally magical! Because the first look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is officially here and we’re swooning over the cast photo.
The photo not only reacquaints us with our favorite foursome from the first film — Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski — it also introduces fans to some fresh faces to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, including Callum Turner’s Theseus Scamander, Claudia Kim’s Maledictus, and Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore.
While we’re still recovering from our first look at young Dumbledore, there’s *another* character we need to be talking about: Leta Lestrange.
While we haven’t officially met Leta (Zoe Kravitz) in the franchise, we first caught a glimpse of the illustrious witch when Newt alluded to her as a former love in Fantastic Beasts (a framed photo of her was found in his suitcase). While he maintained his relationship was a thing of the past, it definitely seemed like the young magizoologist isn’t quite over her.
But in The Crimes of Grindelwald, it appears Leta’s found love with a different Scamander, because she’s engaged to Newt’s brother Theseus. Well…this will certainly bring about familial tension.
Between Leta’s clear effect on Newt and her infamous last name — making her a relative by marriage to Harry Potter’s evil Bellatrix Lestrange — fans are begging to learn more about her and frankly can’t get enough of their first look.
Seriously, it seems the only character fans are more excited for than Jude Law’s Dumbledore is Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange:
But really, we’re going to need a lot of Zoe Kravitz in this one. Be on the lookout for Leta when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters on November 16th, 2018.