The trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has arrived and gives viewers a glimpse of what will be coming when this movie comes out later this year. It includes some familiar locations for Harry Potter fans and also goes to some new places! There are also some familiar characters returning from both the Fantastic Beasts movie but also the original Harry Potter series, albeit with a slightly different look and time. The trailer shows a much younger Dumbledore being questioned about his former student Newt Scamander who apparently isn’t very good at taking orders. It also shows the return of Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Official Teaser Trailer
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
So what did you think?
This trailer gives a look at this next Fantastic Beasts movie and teases a really fun new adventure for the J.K. Rowling’s wizarding characters. My initial response to watching this trailer was complete intrigue. I like the return to the familiar halls of Hogwarts as the franchise moves forward. I also like the connection with some characters and storylines that we are already more familiar with, beyond the fact that Scamander wrote a book at one point that was studied at Hogwarts. Grindelwald looks to be a formidable villain that will be easy to both fear and dislike. The complications in the story look to be solid. The heroes look to be intriguing and at the end, flawed. All this to say, I think there is potential for this film to be better than the first one and I can’t wait to see more!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to theaters on November 16, 2018. Are you excited for it? Let us know your thoughts about this trailer and movie in the comments below!