Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be in the spotlight tomorrow during SDCC. But today they gave us a small taste of what’s to come by releasing a brand new poster for the film. It’s beautiful and gives us another look at the characters that will be important. And it hopefully displays everyone who’s on the panel tomorrow! There’s a few clues on this Comic-Con poster so let’s talk about them.

Our four friends, Newt (Eddie Redmayne), Tina (Katherine Waterston), Jacob (Dan Fogler) and Goldie (Alison Sudol) are in the center looking ready for action by the Eiffel Tower. Well, at least everyone but Jacob does. At the top we have Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), pointing out that they’re the two most powerful wizards in the world (at the time). At the bottom we have Credence (Ezra Miller) and the still unnamed Maledictus (Claudia Kim). And finally we have Leta Strange (Zoë Kravitz) and Newt’s older brother Theseus (Callum Turner). While the character placement is telling, given that the four we’re very familiar with are at the center of everything, it’s the border with the most intrigue.


The poster is bordered with beautiful art. It seems to show us all the major places that we’ll be going in the film. At the very top, there’s a Therstral ride, which we saw a glimpse of in the trailer. Additionally there’s the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, probably indicating that Grindelwald is on the hunt for the other Hallows. On the right is an observatory (which I can’t figure out so tell us in the comments what you think it is). Below that is a government building. My guess is that it’s from England, given the lion body. On the left side we have Hogwarts and a crowd of people, possibly going to the circus. We also have two unique faces facing the center and a snake that wraps around the entire thing. And don’t forget those ominous words. “The Fate of One Will Change The Future For All”. 

Phew! That’s a LOT of things in just one poster. I still can’t discern it all but maybe tomorrow we’ll have the answers we’re looking for. I really like it! Too bad it’s specifically for Comic-Con cause that should be an official poster! Seeing as they released this new poster, there’s definitely going to be a trailer so we’ll be covering that when it debuts. I can’t wait!

What do you think of the poster below? Let us know how excited you are for a trailer and be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more SDCC 2018 news and fun! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will apparate in theaters November 16th, 2018.



Erin Lynch