Fantastic Beasts 2 Casts Its Villain and Searches for Dumbledore

first_img Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them doesn’t even hit theaters until next weekend, but plans for the sequel are already underway. Well, sequels, I should say. There are now five installments planned. (We’ll have to wait and see if that remains the case or if they’ll break up the final movie into a two-parter because Hollywood just loves them some two-parters.) Even though we haven’t seen the first one yet, there’s already some big casting news for Fantastic Beasts 2, or whatever it ends up being called.The first is that Johnny Depp has officially been confirmed to play Gellert Grindlewald, according to The Leaky Cauldron. Most fans may remember Grindlewald as the man Voldemort killed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when he refused to give up information about the Elder Wand.Grindlewald will likely be the main villain of Fantastic Beasts 2: Expelliarmus Boogaloo. As those up on their Potter lore know, Grindlewald was a powerful dark wizard who wanted to use the Deathly Hallows to lead a revolution and get rid of the International Statute of Secrecy. Albus Dumbledore was part of his revolution until things got way out of hand and Dumbledore eventually had to fight and defeat Grindlewald in a wizard duel. That’s probably going to be the plot of the fifth movie if I had to guess.Possibly a shot of Grindlewald from the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube).Yates told The Leaky Cauldron that Depp was cast because he would take the character in an interesting direction. “He’s fearless; he’s imaginative; he’s ambitious. We thought he would do something fun and special,” Yates said.Speaking of Dumbledore, though, Yates also said a young Albus would make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Search for Curly’s Galleons. They haven’t cast the role yet, but Yates says they’re actively looking. Richard Harris’s son Jared Harris has been considered, and Yates called him “a fine actor,” but no decision has been made yet. Yates even asked for suggestions. That sounds like an open door, so who would you like to see play a young Albus Dumbledore? Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Nintendo Says Switch Will Outsell Wii U in Just One Year

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on target Today, Nintendo released its earnings report for the quarter ending in September. Through the end of September, the company has sold/shipped 7.63 million Switch units worldwide. Because of these sales numbers, Nintendo has updated its sales forecast for Switch. It now expects to sell 14 million consoles by April 2018. If this happens, the Switch will outsell the Wii U in just a year.The Wii U sold 13.56 million consoles since it released in late 2012. Though it had a good amount of first-party titles, the system never resonated with a wider audience. There were many that believed Wii U was an accessory to the Wii, and not a proper system. The console’s lack of meaningful third party support also hampered it. On the flip side, everyone understands what Switch is: a hybrid console/handheld. The system is home to not just first party exclusives, but a solid lineup of third parties. Because of this, it’s no surprise folks are more receptive to Switch than they were to Wii U.Some have found it difficult to buy a Switch because of supply shortages. Because of that, its current sales numbers are even more impressive. As the holidays draw closer, Nintendo wants to ensure folks who want a Switch can purchase one. According to Reuters, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said the company is manufacturing more consoles. “We’ve boosted Switch production to meet strong demand as it was difficult for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores,” said the President.The recently released Super Mario Odyssey will surely help push more Switch consoles. Combine that with the system’s already strong lineup, and it’s easy to see it selling 14 million by April 2018. It’s quite remarkable how fast Nintendo has turned things around. Hopefully, the company will continue along their current course and have an even more successful 2018.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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