Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Synopsis: The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

[Ministry of Magic]

[New York - 1927]

You'll be glad to be rid of him, I expect.

We'd be more than happy to keep him here in custody.

6 months are enough.

It's time for him to answer for his crimes in Europe.

President Picquery. Mr. Spielman, sir.

Prisoner is secured and ready to travel.

You've thrown everything at him, I see.

It was necessary. He's extremely powerful.

We've had to change his guard three times. He's very persuasive.

So we removed his tongue.

Grindelwald! Grindelwald!

Grindelwald! Grindelwald!

Grindelwald! Grindelwald!

The wizarding community worldwide owes you a great debt, Madam President.

Do not underestimate him.

Mr. Spielman, we found his wand hidden away.


And we found this.

No more silver tongue. Hmm?

You have joined a noble cause, my friend.

I know. I know. I know, Antonio.

So needy.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



[Ministry of Magic English]

[Three months]

They're waiting for you, Newt.


What are you doing here?

Theseus thought it would be good if I became part of the Ministry family.

Did he actually say the words "Ministry family"?

That sounds like my brother.

Theseus was disappointed you couldn't come to dinner.

Any of the nights we've asked you.

Well, I've been busy.

He's your brother, Newt.

He likes spending time with you.

And so do I.

Oi, you! Hop in, Pick.

Why do strange creatures love you so much?

-Well, there are no strange creatures. Only blinkered people. -Only blinkered people.

How long did you get in detention for saying that to Prendergast?

You know, I think it was a month that time.

And I set off a Dungbomb under his desk so I could join you. Do you remember?

Um... No, I actually don't remember that.


Theseus. We were just talking about Newt coming for dinner.

Really? Well...

Look, before we go in there, I--

It's my fifth attempt, Theseus. I know the form.

This isn't- This isn't gonna be like the other times. This is...

Just try and keep an open mind. Will you?

A maybe a little less--

Like me?

Well, it can't hurt.

Come on, let's go.

Hearing commenses.

You want an end to the ban on you traveling internationally. Why?

Because I'd like to travel internationally.

Subject uncooperative and evasive on reasons for last international trip.

It was a field trip, sir. I was just collecting material for my book on magical beasts.

You destroyed half of New York.

No, that's actually factually incorrect on two counts.


Mr. Scamander, it's clear you're frustrated, and, frankly, so are we.

In the spirit of compromise, we'd like to make a proposition.

What kind of proposition?

The committee will agree to lift your travel bam under one condition.

You join the Ministry.

Specifically, your brother's department.


I think that...

Theseus is the Auror.

I think my talents lie elsewhere.

Mr. Scamander, the wizarding and non-wizarding worlds have been at peace for over a century.

Grindelwald wants to see that peace destroyed.

And for certain members of our community, his message is very seductive.

Many purebloods believe it is their birthright to rule.

Not only our world but the non-magic world as well.

They see Grindelwald as their hero,

and Grindelwald sees this boy as a means to make this all come true.

I'm sorry. You're talking about Credence as if he were still here.

He survived, Newt.

He's still alive.

He left New York months ago.

He's somewhere in Europe. Where exactly, we don't know, but--

You want me to hunt Credence down...

... to kill him?

Same old Scamander.

What is he doing here?

I'm taking on the job that you're too soft to do.

Is that it?

Travel documentation denied.


You think I like the idea of Grimmson any more than you do?

Listen, I don't want to hear how the ends justify the means, Theseus.

I think you're gonna have to pull your head out the sand!

Okay, right, here we go. What a selfish, irresponsible--

You know, the time is coming when everyone, everyone is gonna have to pick a side. Even you.

I don't do sides.



Come here.

They're watching you.

Well, gentlemen, I assume this means I have the job.

[Paris, France]


(Who's there?)

This will be suitable after a thorough clense.

I want you to go to the circus now.

Give my note to Credence. Begin his journey.

When we've won, they'll flee cities in the millions.

They've had their time.

We don't say such things out loud.

We want only freedom.

Freedom to be ourselves.

To annihilate non-wizards.

Not all of them. Not all.

We're not merciless.

The beast of burden will always be necessary.

[London, UK]



Were the less conspicuous rooftops full, then?

Hmm. I do enjoy a view.


How was it?

They're still convinced that you sent me to New York.

You told them I didn't.



Even though you did.

You told me where to find that trafficked Thunderbird, Dumbledore.

You knew that I would take him home, and you knew I'd have to take him through a Muggle port.

I've always felt an affinity with the great magical birds.

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J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, FRSE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. more…

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