- （ここでは）シリーズ（後出 series も同意）
- "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
- 「ファンタスティック・ビーストと黒い魔法使いの誕生」（後出 "Fantastic ... Them" は「ファンタスティック・ビーストと魔法使いの旅」）
- center on ～
- prohibit ～ from ... -ing
- struggle with ～
- (be) devoted to ～
- devilish charm
The magical movie franchise that has fascinated fans all over the world is back again.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," part of the Wizarding World series by J.K. Rowling, has arrived in theaters following the first film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
"It's an incredible thing to be able to come back to the character you really love," Alison Sudol, who takes on one of the lead roles of Queenie, told the Mainichi Weekly in a recent interview in Tokyo.
The world of "Fantastic Beasts" is divided into the magical and non-magical, and in "Fantastic Beasts" non-magical people are called "No-Majs." In the second film in this series, the dark wizard Grindelwald attempts to rule both sides, and the story centers on the magical battle against him and his allies.
However, "Fantastic Beasts" also focuses on the relationship between the witch Queenie and Jacob, the only No-Maj fellow to appear in the Wizarding World series. In the previous movie, Queenie and Jacob fell in love, in spite of the rules that prohibit wizards from interacting with No-Majs. How their relationship develops is the key to the whole story.
Sudol describes Queenie as a pure and innocent witch, saying that the most important thing for the character is "freedom for love." As Queenie struggles with the rules, she comes to doubt the society that hinders her feelings.
Jacob is fully devoted to Queenie, but is worried nonetheless. Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob, said of his role, "With the knowledge (of the magical world) comes more fear." The difference between them adds more depth to the story and the portrayal of their relationship. Sudol said, "She (Queenie) doesn't know how to make the best decisions, and I like that! I think that makes an interesting character."
Besides Sudol and Fogler, marquee actors such as Johnny Depp and Jude Law bring the story alive. The dark wizard Grindelwald played by Depp is especially sure to fascinate audiences with his devilish charm. Every cast member is "the greatest," Fogler said at the film's premier in Tokyo on Nov. 21. (By Matsuki Emi)
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