SFX Wishlist: What do you want to see in Fantastic Beasts 2?

The Potterverse finally returned to our screens back in November, with old hand David Yates helming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel set in '20s New York. It did just the sort of business you'd expect, grossing over $800 million. 

Another four films are lined up, with the next scheduled for November 2018, but we don't really know much about it yet – not even the official title. 

Which is where you come in. What would you like to see in the next Fantastic Beasts film? Should the franchise still be focused on Eddie Redmayne's eye-contact-avoiding Newt Scamander, or would you like the spotlight to shift to another character? Which Fantastic Beasts stars would you like to see making a return? What would you like to see from Johnny Depp's Elder Wand-carrying big bad Gellert Grindelwald? Who should play the young Albus Dumbledore? And are there any other characters from the Harry Potter universe you'd like to see in their younger forms? 

What are you hoping for from the story? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them started as a screwball romp, and morphed into something altogether darker – do you want that trajectory to continue? We also know that at least part of the sequel will be set in Paris – what do you want to see from the wizarding version of the French capital? Should it hark back to Dumbledore's unrequited love for Grindelwald? 

You can email your ideas us at sfx@futurenet.com (please use the subject line Wishlist: Fantastic Beasts 2). Feel free to go into detail – but no 20-page essays, please! Alternatively you can post a comment below, tweet at @SFXmagazine (using the hashtag #SFXwishlist), or join us on Facebook. We’ll harvest the best comments for our Wishlist feature in SFX issue 285, on sale 1 March. 

And if you want to find out everything we know about Fantastic Beasts 2 so far, keep it here on GamesRadar+.

SFX Wishlist is a monthly look at the big questions in movies and TV, where the magazine team at SFX ask you - the readers - what you want to see. Have your say now - and if you want to know more about the mag, just click here.

Deputy Editor, SFX

Ian Berriman has been working for SFX – the world's leading sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine – since March 2002. He also writes for Total Film, Electronic Sound and Retro Pop; other publications he's contributed to include Horrorville, When Saturday Comes and What DVD. A life-long Doctor Who fan, he's also a supporter of Hull City, and live-tweets along to BBC Four's Top Of The Pops repeats from his @TOTPFacts account.