It’s just a whisper, but it’s a big reveal in the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and the gang are back! Yes, that includes no-maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). The new trailer reveals some exciting things, but most importantly, the identity of one of Voldemort’s counterpart. 


 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Claudia Kim as a maledictus in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

As you well know there are some new faces in the sequel, including Jude Law and Zoë KravitzNewbie Claudia Kim‘s character has been a mystery up until now. She’s been listed as “Maledictus”, but the new trailer reveals, she is actually Nagini! We get to see her transfigure into the large snake that we’ve come to recognize. I have so many questions about the Harry Potter movies now!

The trailer also features more of Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) objective. Which we’ve known from the beginning is to raise an army of pure bloods to rule over muggles, or non-magical people. We know that Dumbledore will not go after Grindelwald, so he sends Newt in his place. That has a lot to do with the scene of Dumbledore standing in front of the Mirror of Erised and seeing Grindelwald in the mirror. Their connection is a lot deeper than meets the eye.


Johnny Depp and Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Of course there are more fantastic beasts, magic, and a funny moment between Newt and his brother Theseus (Callum Turner) who works for the Ministry of Magic. Theseus kind of reminds me of Percy Wesley a little. And so much action. You just need to see it for yourself! Watch the trailer 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 Grindelwald flies into theaters November 16th, 2018.


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