Today brings our first official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Despite the odd title, Harry Potter fans have been eager to see what the new prequel has to offer. As the first Fantastic Beasts set up, this sequel will delve deeper into the story of Grindelwald (the big evil wizard before Voldemort was even a thought) and his attempt to rule the world:
Controversy behind Johnny Depp’s casting aside (personally I loved Colin Farrell’s villainous role in the previous film and was bummed by the reveal), the film is looking pretty good. While there’s still a lot left to uncover, I’m digging the new characters we’re seeing and the return of the ones I loved in the previous Fantastic Beasts. What do you think?
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (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 (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.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.