Ah, this gave me all kinds of goosebumps. The first teaser for the upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released, and man, it looks good.
This first go-around seems to concentrate mostly on Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, and he is just a perfect younger version of the beloved Harry Potter character. I mean, honestly, I can’t think of anyone else who could fill those shoes, and Law just grabs you from the start in this trailer.
Starts with Dumbledore being questioned by I’m guessing the Ministry of Magic on the whereabouts of eccentric Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who has gone to Paris on a secret mission for Dumbledore. “I can’t move against Grindelwald; it has to be you,” Dumbledore tells Newt.
We do see villain Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) briefly. It looks like he’s being transported somewhere, with long hair and gaunt skin, and being guarded by two wand-holding aurors.
Check out the trailer above!
Here’s the official synopsis: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. 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 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.
Along with Redmayne, Law and Depp, Fantastic Beast 2 also sees Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Ezra Miller, reprising their roles. The cast also includes newcomers, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
Let’s just say I’m beyond excited about this. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens November 16.