With November 16 drawing ever closer, fans of the Wizarding World don’t have too long to wait before Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits movie theatres around the world.
Today at SDCC’s iconic Hall H where Johnny Depp appeared on stage as Grindelwald, muggles and no-majs were treated to the latest trailer for the second movie in the newest series from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and it was worth the wait.
The new trailer takes us back to Hogwarts where we meet a young Newt Scamander who is being taught Defense Against the Dark Arts by Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore. We also see Dumbledore in front of the Mirror of Erised where he sees Grindelwald! We see the French Wizarding circus teased in the first teaser trailer, and we discover more about the evil that is Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp.
We discover that the adult Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, is the only one who can fight against Grindelwald and we reunite with some familiar faces and meet some new members of the Wizarding World. And of course there are so many creatures, and yes that the return of the awesome Niffler.
We see Grindelwald addressing a room of wizards, trying to convince them that his ways are the way to bring the Wizarding World to greater power telling the assembled crows that “The old ways serve us no longer.”
We see more of Leta Lestrange, played by Zoe Kravitz, who tells Newt “You’re too good Newt, you’ve never met a monster you couldn’t love.” Does she include herself in that statement, and I can’t help but wonder if during the course of the new series will we meet her half-brother Rodolphus, who of course ends up married to one Bellatrix Black.
We see more of the new creatures including some kick ass feline looking beasts, and a couple of other new creatures to go alongside our favourites such as Picket the Bowtruckle and everyon’s favourite kleptomaniac Niffler, and we will soon find out which creatures are good and which ones will end up under the control of Grindelwald.
The trailer shows that Jacob, played by Dan Fowler, has definitely remembered about Newt and the Wizarding World and just how Credence, played by Ezra Miller, survived the end of the first movie.
The final scenes of the trailer introduce us to the illusive Nicolas Flamel, played by Brontis Jodorowsky, and we learn that as well as playing a role in the original defeat of Voldemort, he could prove invaluable to Newt in his quest to defeat Grindelwald
Although the trailer gives us a few more answers, it definitely raises more questions than answers and if the initial flailing conversations between my friends and I are anything to go by, this trailer will give fans lots to discuss before November 16 arrives.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released worldwide on November 16 and I can’t wait.