The Final 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Trailer Has Appeared; Here's Everything We Know

The Final 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Trailer Has Appeared; Here's Everything We Know

Sep 25, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Get your wands ready! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the highly anticipated sequel to the Harry Potter spinoff/prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming soon, and you'll want a front row seat to the latest big battle of the Wizarding World.

In one corner, we have Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is now heading from New York City to Paris. In the other corner, the titular Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), now in his legitimate incarnation as the Dark Wizard that he is. Also, a young Dumbledore (Jude Law)!

Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts 2, the final trailer has appeared with some fresh surprises, one of which would have seemed to be spoiler (but movie trailers don't spoil major tentpoles, right?). Check that out down below, but first, find everything we know about the sequel here:

Who is back for the new movie?

Eddie Redmayne, who led us on the 2016 adventure of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, returns as famed wizard and writer Newt Scamander. He is again joined by new friends Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler as fellow wizards Tina and Queenie and the no-mag Jacob, respectively. Also reprising their villainous roles are Johnny Depp as the titular Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald and Ezra Miller as Credence. 

Who are the new additions?

Jude Law is the biggest newcomer to the cast of the sequel, portraying a young Albus Dumbledore, the iconic Hogwarts headmaster everyone knows and loves from the Harry Potter series. Also, Zoe Kravitz plays Newt's old flame, Leta Lestrange, while Callum Turner plays his brother, Theseus. Rounding out the main ensemble is Claudia Kim as a circus star named Maledictus. 

What is the plot this time?

As we saw at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Grindelwald has been discovered pretending to be Auror Percival Graves, and he's now in custody... But not for long. The official synopsis from Warner Bros.: 

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. 

Who is the director of the sequel?

David Yates, who also helmed the first movie as well as the last four of the Harry Potter movies.

Who are the writers this time?

J.K. Rowling, the creator and author of the Harry Potter books and screenwriter of the first Fantastic Beasts.

When does it come out?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters everywhere on November 16. 

Can we see some trailers?

Yes, there are a couple. First up is the first trailer, which features a return to Hogwarts for the introduction of young Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law). Also showcased in this first spot are Scamander's new friends from the first movie, as well as an old flame, some familiar and new magical creatures, great shots of the city of lights and teases of a coming darkness. What there's not a lot of in this first spot is the title character, now played in full by Johnny Depp, but there's just enough. In the words of Jacob (Dan Fogler), "Genius." 

 

And now here's the final trailer, which gives us our first look at Newt's brother, Theseus, and reveals Claudia Kim's "Maledictus" character to be none other than Nagini, the pet snake and Horcrux of Voldemort. Additionally, there's a lot of quick flashes of new sights and fresh fantastic beasts, plus much more of Grindelwald. 

 

Is that a new Wizarding World logo?

Yes. If you've been wondering if your use of "Wizarding World" as a franchise name for all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts was correct, this teaser has an official logo for the designation. And yes, all those wands have significance

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