The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reunites us with an old Potter favourite – the beloved wizarding school, Hogwarts.
It doesn’t reveal a lot of the film itself, but we do see some Fantastic favourites like Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, as well as newcomer Jude Law as the younger version of Dumbledore. However, perhaps due to the ongoing controversy around his casting, we don’t seem to get more than a glimpse of the film’s namesake – Johnny Depp’s antagonist, Grindelwald.
The official synopsis for the film reads:
“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.”
As with the final four Harry Potter films, and the first Fantastic Beasts, the film is directed by David Yates, and the screenplay, like the previous Fantastic Beasts film, has been written by creator J.K. Rowling.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set for release on November 16th.