Fantastic Beasts 2 adds major Harry Potter character

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Fantastic Beasts 2 will feature a significant Harry Potter character in the form of Nicolas Flamel.

Pottermore has announced that the alchemist who was originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will appear in the sequel, played by Brontis Jodorowsky.

Flamel is known in the Wizarding World as the person who discovered the Elixir of Life and co-created the Philosopher's Stone with Dumbledore.

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Fantastic Beasts 2 has also added Wolf Roth as Spielman, Call the Midwife's Victoria Yeates as Bunty, Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers, Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier and Cornell S John as Arnold Guzman.

Harry Potter fans will be intrigued by the last names of Travers and Rosier as they belong to two of the Death Eaters who served Lord Voldemort, which suggests those characters won't exactly be friendly to Newt Scamander and co.

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams and Fiona Glascott have also been added to the cast of the sequel, but their characters have yet to be revealed, hinting that they could also be playing someone significant.

Yesterday (October 5) saw the first image land from Fantastic Beasts 2 of Newt's (Eddie Redmayne) travel permit application – which looks to have been denied.

As well as bringing back Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, Fantastic Beasts 2 will also star Iron Fist's David Sakurai as Krall, one of Grindelwald's henchmen, and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is released in cinemas on November 16, 2018.

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