The film is set in 1927, months after Newt helped in the capture of Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
At the end of the first film, Newt leaves New York on a boat set for Europe. As principle photography began at Leavesden today, Warner Bros. revealed that New York, London and Paris will feature in the film.
Warner Bros. have said that the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film would contain many nods to the world of Harry Potter.
The studio also confirmed several other details about the film today, including the introduction of new characters, the return of Credence and Jacob, and that Albus Dumbledore will team up with Newt Scamander to take on Dark wizard Grindelwald.
Now that principle photography has begun, expect to discover more about Fantastic Beasts very soon.
The new Fantastic Beasts adventure is slated for release 16 November, 2018. The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates.