Grab Your Wands – The Trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is *Finally* Here
Make sure you've got your wand at the ready! After a TON of anticipation, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here. And it is everything us Muggles could have asked for! The next film in the Harry Potter universe looks even better than its predecessor.
The sequel is set to pick up where the previous film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, left off. The first tidbit of information fans received from Warner Bros. on the film was that beloved magizoologist, Newt Scamander, would be working with the acclaimed Albus Dumbledore. Now that the trailer is here, we know that Newt had been set to travel the world on a book tour, for his Fantastic Beasts manual, but that got put on hold when Dumbledore requested Newt's assistance to defeat the evil Gellert Grindelwald.
Eddie Redmayne returns as the shy, but brilliant Newt. WhileJohnny Depp is controversially back to play the evil Grindelwald. Newt's friends from the first Fantastic Beasts film, no-Maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and sisters Tina and Queenie Goldenstein (Katherine Waterson and Alison Sudol), also return to help the wizard on his quest. The most interesting part of the trailer is the real first footage of Jude Law as a young, beardless Albus Dumbledore. Just look at Newt and Young Dumbledore! Though it had seemed that his character Credence had died in the previous film, Ezra Miller seems to be back and he looks more frustrated than ever. We also know that Credence has been creeping around with the likes of Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz).
The trailer gives us more insight into why Newt and Dumbledore are working together since we'll admit the pairing seemed a bit random when the plot was released. Along with learning that the Hogwarts Professor is teaming up with his former student, we get a better look at all of the new characters – including the highly-anticipated Leta Lestrange. There was just an allusion in the first film that Leta might have been a previous love interest of Newt's and we can't wait to see where they take this history in the sequel. Remember Nicolas Flamel from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone? Well, we'll get to see a younger version of him too, played by Brontis Jodorowsky. This is all so exciting!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald releases in theaters on November 16, 2018.