Fantastic Beasts
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is going to be much darker than the first film. Warner Bros.

Everybody is curious for more spoilers about “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” so when lead star Eddie Redmayne was out promoting his film “Early Man,” the topic inevitably went to his next venture as Newt Scamander.

“We’ve just finished on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ so that’s going to be coming out. It does actually get a wee bit darker,” he told BBC One. Redmayne refused to spill any more details apart from that, so the talk was shifted to the show “Hollyoaks” and why he hates it so much.

The actor revealed that he once attended The Annual British Soap Awards, but not as a guest - as a waiter. “I was a waiter at The Annual British Soap Awards, and there is this bit where they get everyone really drunk in order for them to be a really lively audience,” he shared. “So there was this bit where there were a lot of drunk actors and I was holding the tray where they put their empties. The cast of ‘Hollyoaks’ started piling extra ones on top and they all fell.”

David Yates, the director for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” actually told Entertainment Weekly earlier that the sequel will be an interesting mix of action, romance and drama.

“The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies,” he said. “In this movie, it gets grittier and more nuanced and detailed. It’s quite a romantic film, it’s a thriller, it’s quite an interesting combination of genres you rarely see together. I think it will surprise people.”

The first “Fantastic Beasts” film was mostly shot in the U.S., and J.K. Rowling even created a rich backstory for witches in America — from the magical school Ilvermorny to the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), which is its counterpart for the Ministry of Magic.

However, producer David Heyman said the sequel will veer away from America since the movie was mostly shot in Paris. “[The film] almost entirely takes place in Paris,” Heyman said. “We delve deeper into [J.K. Rowling’s] wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding.”

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be released on Nov. 16, 2018.