Today we got our first look at the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald and we’re excited! While the first film was a pure delight, the sequel is very ready to up the ante, traveling across the world. And with Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) on the loose, his power is growing. Our magizoologist needs some help from not only his friends, but a young professor at Hogwarts who knows Grindelwald quite well.

The trailer starts off with the school we all know too well – Hogwarts. Aurors are there to interrogate Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), questioning his connection to Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). They know Scamander has gone to Paris on Dumbledore’s orders – though Dumbledore says Newt’s no good at following orders. Grindelwald is growing a large following but the boys are back together as Newt and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) are on the case! There’s circuses, ballroom dances, and our fantastic beasts.


I think I could spend the entire day dissecting this trailer. There’s a lot of nice easter eggs, including the appearance of the Deluminator. The beasts aren’t the focus of this film, as we can see in the trailer, but it’s about the characters. I cannot wait to see how Dumbledore fits into the group – or at least how he works together to Newt. It’s an echo of the future before he mentors Harry Potter through his trials. 

In addition to the trailer, we got a new poster that shows Newt and Albus back to back. The smoke around them forms the Deathly Hallows symbol and I’m excited. While it was only truly introduced in the last Harry Potter book, the Deathly Hallows are fascinating. How they will play into this story will be revealed soon.

Check out the trailer and poster below!

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.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald will be in theaters November 16th.



Erin Lynch

Erin Lynch

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