Newt Scamander is about to embark on his most dangerous adventure yet, as he’s tasked with trying to track down the villainous Grindelwald before he can incite war between the non-magical and magical worlds. Today, the stakes are clear in this final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
I’m still interested in this film, but there are some choices I’m not fully on board with. I’m still not happy with the Depp situation, and the reveal that Nagini was a woman before being trapped as Voldemort’s pet snake is…problematic at best. It’s a retcon that seems like too much fan service at the expense of other real issues.
Knowing all this…It’s still a solid trailer and I want to know what happens in this story. I wish there was some more thought put into some of these choices, however, as it’s obviously making many uncomfortable. What do you think?
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.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters on November 16, 2018.